Flying Luxury with Qatar A380
Nothing could have been more exciting than receiving the invite for the launch of Qatar Airways A380. Exhilarating and Exciting by all means. And true to what I imagined, when the 18th of September happened, it was everything I expected and even more. It was such a privilege to be part of the event. The Aircraft Exterior is so dazzling and the Interiors are beyond words. Special guests at the Qatar Airways’ A380 unveiling included FC Barcelona legend and former captain, FC Barcelona Assistant Director of Sport, Mr. Carles Puyol; one of FC Barcelona’s newest players, Mr. Luis Suarez, and FC Barcelona General Director, Mr. Antoni Rossich.
The A380 that was introduced was not just any A380; The A380 has been completely designed specially for Qatar Airways paying specific attention to every element, giving it a signature touch that has never been seen before on board.
The 517-seat aircraft is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of 8 seats in First Class; 48 seats in Business Class and 461 in Economy Class.
The First Class seats feature a 90-inch pitch with a fully flat bed.
Business Class seats feature a pitch of 52 inches which also recline to fully flat beds.
Economy Class passengers benefit from the most spacious A380 arrangement flying in the skies, with a pitch of 32 inches spread in a ten-seats-across layout.
The premium cabin is fitted with multiple bespoke elements such as luxe finishings and tailor-made fabrics designed exclusively for the airline.
In-flight entertainment on board is state-of-the-art using the Thales mainframe Top Series Avant system with features such as an Android open platform with intuitive swipe functions and customised HD monitor of up to 26” in First Class.