Qatar Airways advances its A 380 launch to Bangkok

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Doha, December 4, 2014 (STAT):- Qatar Airways has brought forward the arrival date of the A380 to Bangkok to 5 December 2014 responding to high demand for the state-of-the-art aircraft.

In the wake of the overwhelming success of its inaugural service to London Heathrow, followed by a second service to Paris, Qatar Airways now operates its third A380 route to Thailand, just in time for holiday travellers to experience the airline’s five-star service over the festive season.

The additional capacity offered to passengers with the introduction of the A380 operated on one of the airline’s four-times daily services gives passengers the opportunity to experience the latest aircraft to join the Qatar Airways fleet.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Bangkok is an ever-increasingly popular destination for holiday makers and Qatar Airways is pleased to be providing additional capacity on the route."

The airline's A380 superjumbo is operated in a tri-class configuration of first, business and economy cabins and includes a total of 517 seats.

The first class cabin features eight seats on the upper deck in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat features a 90” pitch with a fully lie-flat bed, 26” HD in-flight entertainment screen and direct aisle access. The first class cabin also features exclusive spa-like bathrooms with luxurious amenities to ensure passengers enjoy a comfortable and leisurely flight.

The Qatar Airways A380 business class cabin features 48 seats on the upper deck in a 1-2-1 configuration, each with an 80” fully flat bed, 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen and direct aisle access.

There are two economy class cabins on the Qatar Airways A380, with 56 seats on the upper deck in a 2-4-2 configuration, and 405 seats on the main deck in a 3-4-3 configuration. Each economy class seat is 18.5” wide with a 32” pitch and features a 10.6” in-flight entertainment screen.

The upper deck also features a spacious inflight lounge offering Premium passengers an escape from the typical airplane environment, which is unique to the A380.

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