18 MARCH 2019
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An upgraded Economy Class featuring a new-style seat and enhanced meals has been unveiled by Qatar Airways. The airline also announced at this year’s ITB Berlin it was adding seven new routes to its global network.
Unveiled by group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, the new Economy Class product (below) features a seat with a 19deg recline system, additional legroom, dual trays, 13.3in wide-screen seatback display and fast-charging USB ports.
In-flight dining, rebranded as ‘Quisine’ and with a big increase in use of recyclable and biodegradable products, has new tableware, more choices on the menu and 25% larger main courses, 20% larger appetisers and 50% larger desserts.
Economy Class passengers will also be offered improved connectivity, including up to 10 times faster broadband, as well as more than 4,000 entertainment options on Qatar Airways’ Oryx One in-flight entertainment system.
Al Baker also revealed new destinations the airline will launch in 2019, including Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Langkawi, Davao, Izmir and Mogadishu.
He added: “We are very pleased to reveal our new Economy Class experience, proving that our commitment to providing the very finest experience extends to all of our passengers, not only those in premium class.”
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franco mancassola, honolulu
Well done Mr. Al Baker! I always believed that "Comfort is not a class privilege"