SMADE NEW YORK | Qatar Airways today release its future plans and operations for their upcoming Airbus A350 XWB, which will be delivered in December. Qatar, just receives its first A380 this past September, and launch flight to Landon Heathrow from its Doha Hub. The Middle East carrier also took delivery of Boeing latest aircraft the 787 Dreamliner, and now will operate Airbus latest wide-body airliner, making Qatar the first airline to operates all 3 of the latest wide-body aircraft.
The OneWorld carrier currently has orders for 80 aircrafts (43-900 and 37-1000) and will be the largest operator of the A350 XWB. Qatar plans to have at least eight frames in its fleet by the end of 2015.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, says the airline is demonstrating a commitment to quality and comfort with the latest Delivery of Airbus A380 and A350 XWB.
Qatar Airways has officially released the schedule and destination for its upcoming A350 XWB aircraft. The OneWorld carrier will officially launched the Airbus A350-900 XWB between its Doha Hub and Frankfurt, Germany; A big change to originally planned Doha – New York-JFK Route, which Qatar was pointing towards as being the first route for their new long-range aircraft. Flights between Doha and Frankfurt will start from January of 2015 and be operated on a daily, non-stop services, by Qatar Airways A350 XWB with 283 total seats configured in a two class layout; 36 Business Seats and 247 Economy Seats.
Qatar pointed out that the reason why Frankfurt was chosen as the A350 first destination because of “significant capacity the aircraft provides for the comfort of its business and leisure travellers”.
According to SISC (SMADE MEDIA INFORMATION n DATABASE SYSTEM CENTER) and World AirRoutes; Qatar Airways currently operates two daily nonstop service between Doha and Frankfurt using a mixture of Airbus A330,Boeing 777, and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Qatar plans to switch both service to A350 XWB operations. Qatar is also launching new service from its Doha Hub between Asmara and Djibouti pushing the airline to 146 destinations served.
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