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From Left: Fabrice Brégier, president, Airbus and Al Baker From Left: Fabrice Brégier, president, Airbus and Al Baker

Qatar Airways Receives World’s First A350-1000

Qatar Airways celebrated receiving the world’s first Airbus A350-1000 as the aircraft’s global launch customer, before an international media audience at Airbus Delivery Centre, Toulouse, France.

It is also the first Airbus aircraft to be fitted with Qatar Airways’ revolutionary Qsuite Business Class seat. Compared to the A350-900, the A350-1000 features 44 extra seats, with a two-class cabin that includes 46 Qsuite Business Class seats, featuring 80-inch fully flat beds and 22-inch HD in-flight entertainment screens.

This will include 46 suites, with the middle suites able to convert to six double beds, and six quad suites. Economy Class will contain 281 seats. H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, commented, “This remarkable state-of-the-art aircraft will be the first of 42 to be flown on our expanding global route network. It will become a firm part of the Qatar Airways fleet, making us the biggest operator in the world of this aircraft type.”