Qatar Airways to bring its Airbus A350-1000 to New York’s JFK
Aug 02, 2018: Qatar Airways will operate Airbus A350-1000 on the airline’s New York JFK route starting October 28, 2018.
This is the Doha-based airline’s first commercial route to the US operated with this state-of-the-art aircraft.
Qatar Airways currently operates daily non-stop service between Doha and London with this most advanced passenger aircraft.
The A350-1000 offers a total of 327 seats across two cabins, with 46 Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 18-inch extra wide Economy Class seats. The aircraft provides enhanced levels of passenger comfort, thanks to the lowest twin-engine noise level of any aircraft, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting.
Like the A350-900, more than 70 percent of the A350-1000’s lightweight airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53 percent), titanium and advanced aluminum alloys. The aircraft’s carbon fibre reinforced plastic fuselage results in lower fuel burn, as well as easier maintenance.
The A350-1000 also features a distinctive all-new, six-wheel main landing gear and four per cent larger wings.
Qatar Airways is known for its commitment to innovation; in addition to being the global launch customer for the A350-1000, the airline was the global launch customer for the A350-900 in 2014. The airline also recently took delivery of its fourth Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft, the fastest ultra-long-range business jet in the world, making Qatar Airways the largest owner-operator of Gulfstream G650ERs.
Qatar Airways serves 10 cities across the US, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. The airline provides double-daily flights from New York’s JFK airport.