May 09, 2016: Qatar Airways will upgauge its Doha-Guangzhou service with the introduction of Airbus A380 on the route. Guangzhou will be Qatar Airways fourth A380 destination, after London, Paris and Bangkok.
Passengers travelling to and from Guangzhou on Qatar Airways QR874 and QR875 will enjoy a unique and enhanced travel experience on the airline’s bespoke A380 super-jumbo aircraft.
Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said, “This year marks our eighth anniversary of operations in Guangzhou. The Pearl River Delta region is one of China’s most vibrant trade and travel hubs and we have witnessed steady passenger growth both to and from Guangzhou over the years. Passengers from Asia can now enjoy their entire journey on our luxurious A380 aircraft when they fly to popular cities such as London and Paris via our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.”
The A380 provides outstanding levels of comfort and reliability using state-of-the-art technology and sets new benchmarks for all the key qualities related to a passenger’s well-being while on board. Wider seats, lower noise levels, draught-free air circulation, and accurate temperature control are among the many advancements on the A380 that keep passengers feeling fresh and comfortable during a long flight.
The 517-seat aircraft is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of eight seats in First Class, 48 seats in Business Class and 461 in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways’ acclaimed Business Class cabin on the A380 features 48 seats on the upper deck in a 1-2-1 configuration, with an 80-inch full flat bed, 17-inch HD in-flight entertainment screen and direct aisle access. The upper deck also features a spacious in-flight lounge offering First and Business Class passengers an escape from the typical airplane environment, a Qatar Airways experience that is unique to the A380.
Travellers can indulge in luxury and spacious extravagance on their way to Guangzhou for the Canton Fair, one of China's largest import and export trade events, in October for which Qatar Airways is the official airline partner.