MIAMI — Qatar Airways has announced the addition of its Airbus A350-1000 to its New York (JFK) service beginning on October 28, 2018, which is the airline’s first commercial route to the U.S. operated with this state-of-the-art aircraft.
Qatar Airways is the launch customer for the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft, the latest member of the Airbus wide-body aircraft portfolio, which operates daily nonstop service between Doha and London.
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) August 1, 2018
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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, shared:
“We are thrilled to introduce the A350-1000 on flights to and from JFK, one of our key U.S. gateways.”
“The introduction of this next-generation aircraft to the route demonstrates our commitment to providing passengers traveling to and from the U.S. with the most modern and technologically-advanced aircraft available, ensuring that their experience is second-to-none.”
“We look forward to welcoming all passengers traveling to and from the U.S. on board this spectacular aircraft.”
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According to Qatar, the A350-1000 seats a total of 327 passengers across two cabins, featuring 46 award-winning Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 18-inch extra wide Economy Class seats.
The aircraft also offers enhanced levels of passenger comfort, advanced air conditioning technology, full LED mood lighting, among other features. The Qsuite is currently available on flights to and from JFK, as well as Washington, D.C., Chicago and Houston.
“Like the A350-900, more than 70% of the A350-1000’s lightweight airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53%), titanium and advanced aluminum alloys. The aircraft’s carbon fiber reinforced plastic fuselage results in lower fuel burn, as well as easier maintenance. The A350-1000 also features a distinctive all-new, six-wheel main landing gear and four percent larger wings,” established Qatar through a press release.
Qatar Airways serves to date 10 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (double-daily from JFK), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
It manages a fleet of over 200 aircraft offering business and leisure destinations across six continents and recently revealed a list of upcoming new global destinations, consisting of Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia; and Da Nang, Vietnam.