Qatar Airways to take delivery of its first A380

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 15, 2014 19:46

Qatar Airways to take delivery of its first A380

Qatar Airways is preparing to take delivery of the first of ten A380 ordered by the airline. The delivery was delayed by three months over reported concerns over the quality of the cabin interior.

Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2014, chief executive Akbar al Baker said that the airline would take all of the ten aircraft it had ordered but when it was correct, emphasizing that the airline was a demanding customer with high standards.

This A380 will be used on routes to London Heathrow from Doha.

Al Baker said: “It is a significant moment in our airline’s history to welcome this aircraft into our rapidly expanding fleet. We remain committed to offering our passengers the best possible experience when it comes to travelling with our airline and our exacting standards are reflected in our award winning five-star service.

“Soon to operate on the Doha to London Heathrow route, this aircraft, with a customised interior cabin, will set a new level of comfort for our passengers, who will also benefit from a smooth and pleasant passenger experience at the world’s newest airport, Hamad International Airport.”

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been specially designed to cater for the A380, with five contact gates developed for aircraft.

The new Qatar Airways First Class A380 seat is a bespoke design element of the new A380, featuring a 90-inch seat pitch, which transforms into a fully flat bed.

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