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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 28/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The new First Class A380 seat recently revealed at the world's leading travel show ITB Berlin features a 90-inch seat pitch transforming into a fully flat bed together with an expansive choice of entertainment options displayed on individual 26-inch television screens.

The new A380 First Class cabin and a famous London landmark Tower Bridge.

The new A380 First Class cabin and a famous London landmark Tower Bridge.

The arrival this year of the airline?s first A380 marks a significant milestone for the airline whose future home Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been specially designed to cater to the aircraft with six contact gates designed specifically for the superjumbo. In addition the maintenance hangar at HIA-which is the largest in the world-is able to accommodate two A380s simultaneously.

Qatar Airways is also celebrating a year of intensive fleet growth and recently becoming a member of the oneworld global alliance network. In addition to the 13 A380 aircraft the airline currently has on order Qatar Airways is also set this year to welcome the first of 80 A350 aircraft the world's newest aircraft as Airbus' launch customer. This forms part of Qatar Airways plans to significantly expand its fleet with 300 additional aircraft on order worth more than US 50 billion including the Boeing 787 and 777X.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 131 aircraft to 137 key business and leisure destinations across Europe the Middle East Africa Asia Pacific North America and South America.

Over the next few months the network will grow further with Larnaca Cyprus (April 29) Al Hofuf Saudi Arabia (May 15) Istanbul Sabiha G?k?en Airport Turkey (May 22 2014) Edinburgh Scotland (May 28 2014) Miami USA (June 10 2014) Haneda Japan (June 18 2014) Dallas/Fort Worth USA (July 1 2014) and Djibouti (July 27 2014).(END)


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