Qatar Airways to increase Singapore flights; operate A350 on route
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 01:17
Qatar Airways is to launch an additional daily flight to Singapore from 1 June.
The airline has also confirmed that it will be operating the new additional flight and the existing two daily flights to Singapore with its third, fourth and fifth A350 XWB aircraft, commencing service in June, July and August 2015.
Global launch customer Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB, which is one of 80 on order, is currently operating on the Doha–Frankfurt route. The airline’s second A350, joining the fleet in February, will also commence operations on the Frankfurt route beginning 1 March 2015.
The new daily flight will depart Doha at 20:25 to arrive in Singapore the next day at 09:15. The aircraft will then depart Singapore at 10:40 to arrive in Doha the same day at 13:15.
“Qatar Airways is proud to be the first airline in the world to introduce the next generation A350 XWB aircraft to Asia, redefining the travel experience of our passengers,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker. “We are also delighted to add another flight to this important and strategic route which will provide our Singapore-based passengers with even more options when they travel on business or leisure to key destinations in Europe and the Americas that include London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, New York, Chicago and Houston.”
The Business Class cabin has 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring an 80” full flat bed and 17” HD inflight entertainment screen.
Economy Class features 247 18-inch wide seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, each with a 10.6” inflight entertainment screen, and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats due to the vertical side wall panel design.
The aircraft features the state-of-the-art Oryx entertainment system, with more than 1,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes.
The A350 XWB also offers advanced air conditioning technology and LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after a long flight, as well as inflight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers allowing them to surf the web on the go.