Qatar Airways has announced the new Airbus A350-1000 – equipped with the airline’s luxurious, award-winning Qsuite will be available on flights from Doha (below) to and from Singapore’s Changi Airport from November 1, 2018. The aircraft will also be introduced daily to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from January 1, 2019.
The two cities will be the first of Qatar Airways’ growing Far East network to welcome the ultramodern A350-1000 equipped with Qsuite.
Two of Singapore’s triple-daily A350-900 services will gradually transition to the A350-1000 starting from 1 November 2018. The route is expected to be served entirely with the A350-1000 by April 2019.
One of the latest additions to the Airbus family of twin-aisle, widebody jetliners, the A350-1000 offers 327 seats across two cabins – 46 Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 extra-wide 18-inch seats in Economy Class. Similar to the A350-900 – for which Qatar Airways was also the global launch customer – the high-performance A350-1000 boasts an advanced airframe with extensive use of composite materials. Coupled with a fuselage innovatively built with carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, the jetliner burns lesser fuel, reducing harmful effects to the environment. On the inside, LED mood lighting mimics a natural sunrise and sunset to help reduce the effects of jet lag.
Business Class passengers will be treated to the Qsuite experience, featuring the industry’s first-ever double-bed in business class. Sliding panels allow passengers in adjoining seats to transform their space into private cabins so business colleagues, families and friends can work, socialise and dine together during the flight. These revolutionary features led Qatar Airways to win the ‘Best Business Class Seat’ and ‘Best Business Class’ awards at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, HIA, to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plan, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.
Daily Flight Schedule for A350-1000 aircraft equipped with Qsuite:
Singapore flight schedule
Doha to Singapore QR944 departs 08:15 arrives 21:15 (from November 1, 2018)
Singapore to Doha QR945 departs 02:00 arrives 05:35 (from November 2, 2018)
Doha to Singapore QR946 departs 01:55 arrives 14:55 (from December 1, 2018)
Singapore to Doha QR947 departs 20:45 arrives 00:20 (+1) (from December 1, 2018)
Haneda A350-1000 flight schedule (from 1 January 2019)
Doha to Haneda QR 812 departs 07:05 arrives 22:30
Haneda to Doha QR 813 departs 23:50 arrives 06:30 (+1)
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Qatar Airways): Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1041 A7-ANA (msn 088) FRA (Marcelo F. De Biasi). Image: 943187.
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