Qatar Airways showcases its modern fleet at Paris Airshow
ATP- arab tourism portal- Qatar Airways showcased its latest generation fleet with five aircraft on display on the opening day of the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget yesterday.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker met with French President François Hollande, as he viewed the aircraft on display.
Qatar Airways is displaying five of its aircraft, the A380, A350 XWB, A320, A319 and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first time any airline has displayed this many aircraft. With bespoke, highly-customized interiors, the airline’s range of aircraft drew crowds gathering to see the extraordinarily wide range of the aircraft on display, in particular two of the latest entrants into the Qatar Airways fleet, the A350 XWB and the A380.
The A380 entered service with Qatar Airways last autumn and Qatar Airways received the A350 XWB as Global Launch Customer in December. Al-Baker said, “It is a proud moment to see five Qatar Airways aircraft on static display and to witness first-hand the welcome they received from the visiting crowds, all of whom wish to see the very latest generation aircraft, partnered with the Qatar Airways signature five-star service.
“The Paris Airshow provides the opportunity for the aviation industry to demonstrate to the world the latest advancements made in our field, many of which can be seen on display here this week showcased with the Qatar Airways livery.
”The A350 XWB, which entered service in January and now flies double-daily to Frankfurt and will fly daily to Munich from October this year, is also being rolled out across three daily services to Singapore this summer.
The aircraft immediately drew the attention of gathering media and aviation enthusiasts on day one of the show, all keen to tour the aircraft and see the best of Qatar Airways’ latest five-star hospitality offerings matched with the latest generation aircraft design.
Qatar Airways remains the only airline in the world flying this next generation aircraft. The 517-seat A380 superjumbo comprising of first, business and economy class over two decks, is the largest passenger jet in the world, and currently flies to Bangkok, Paris and London from Doha.
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a two-cabin configuration, comprising of 22 seats in business class and 232 in economy. The A320-200 on display has 12 business class seats, 132 in economy class and on-demand audio video at every seat.
The Airbus A319 all Business Class aircraft, which flies daily from Doha to London Heathrow, also proved a popular attraction on day one of the show.
This aircraft is configured with a single aisle, 2-2 seating configuration, offering 40 premium business class seats and the experience of what feels like a VIP jet.