11 JUNE 2012

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Article from BTNews 11 JUNE 2012

Qatar Airways 787 at BTM

As a prelude to the actual aircraft appearing at the Farnborough Air Show (9-15 July), and its service introduction in September, Qatar Airways is to unveil the exclusive seat design it has chosen for the airline’s Business Class at this week’s Business Travel Market.

Qatar Airways’ new 787s will feature a total of 254 seats in a two-class configuration of 22 in Business Class and 232 in Economy.

With a 1+2+1 configuration in Business Class, the layout features two less seats than competitors on conventional wide-body aircraft, more typical of a First Class cabin where each passenger is assured of direct aisle access.  The seats will offer considerable personal space – almost double than that of existing business cabins – allowing passengers to sit back and relax in a 22-inch wide armchair that converts at a touch of a button into different cradle positions before reaching an extremely generous 80-inch long, 30-inch wide flat-bed, offering exceptional legroom.

A striking feature of every seat throughout the aircraft will be touch screen Android technology control units.

Passengers can be fully connected through wi-fi but voice calls will be disabled to minimise disruption, says the airline. www.qatarairways.com

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