Qatar Airways has unveiled its redesigned “QSuite” Business Class, comprising partitioned suites that can be arranged in customised two- or four-passenger spaces within the cabin (photo). Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said the new concept would allow passengers to enjoy “a First Class experience in Business Class”.
The new seat design was unveiled by Al Baker before the airline’s annual press conference on the opening day of the ITB Berlin exhibition, the world’s largest travel trade show.
QSuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together.
The carrier has also launched a new next-generation user interface of its Oryx One inflight entertainment platform. Oryx One’s interface has been redesigned to make it easier to surf content and choose from up to 3,000 entertainment options.
Al Baker also announced that starting this summer, Qatar Airways will begin offering best-in-class inflight connectivity, with more announcements to come in the weeks and months ahead.
The new QSuite concept will be retrofitted onto the existing Qatar Airways fleet starting from June 2017, at an estimated rate of one aircraft a month.