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March/April 2019

Qatar Airways reveals new economy class

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new Economy Class product at travel and tourism trade show ITB Berlin, along with several additions to its route network.

The new product features a seat with a 19-degree recline system, additional legroom, dual trays, 13.3-inch 4K widescreen entertainment systems and type C fast-charging USB ports.

In addition to the upgraded seat, Qatar Airways has launched its ‘Quisine’ in-flight dining experience, which sees a significant increase in the use of reusable, recyclable and biodegradable products, as well as a reduction in single-use plastics. Main courses are 25 per cent larger, starters are 20 per cent bigger and desserts have grown by 50 per cent.

Economy Class cabins will also feature ten-times-faster broadband and more than 4,000 entertainment options through Qatar Airways’ Oryx One in-flight system.

At a press conference at ITB Berlin, group CEO Akbar Al Baker also revealed the airline is adding Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Langkawi, Davao, Izmir and Mogadishu to its route network throughout 2019.

Al Baker said: “We are very pleased to reveal our new Economy Class experience here at ITB, proving that our commitment to providing the very finest experience extends to all of our passengers, not only those in Premium class. Our new Economy Class seat, with its redesigned recline system and additional leg room, will ensure that our passengers in Economy Class arrive at their destinations feeling rested and refreshed.

“We are also tremendously excited to be adding seven new destinations to our rapidly-expanding global route network later this year, and to be able to connect our passengers to anywhere in the world they wish to go.”

qatarairways.com

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