Qatar Airways to exhibit three aircraft at Bahrain International Airshow
Jan 18, 2016: Qatar Airways will exhibit three aircraft at the Bahrain International Airshow at the Sakhir Airbase, Kingdom of Bahrain, from January 21 to 23, 2016. Qatar Airways’ A350, an A380 and Qatar Executive’s Bombardier Global 5000 business jet will be on static display during the airshow. Akbar Al Baker, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, said, “We look forward to welcoming guests and visitors on board our very latest aircraft at the Bahrain International Airshow, and celebrating the one year anniversary of A350 operations as the global launch customer. This aircraft is the very latest in design, technology and comfort, and will make its first appearance at the air show this year, which will delight aviation enthusiasts, families and other visitors to the Middle East’s first major aviation event of 2016.” Qatar Airways was the global launch customer of the A350 in December 2014, and is currently the largest operator of this aircraft type. The airline operates seven A350s and has 73 more A350s on order. Qatar Airways operates regular service to Frankfurt, Munich, Singapore and Philadelphia on the A350. The airline will also display its twin-deck A380 super jumbo aircraft, the largest passenger plane in the world and currently operates six A380-800s to London, Paris and Bangkok. Qatar Airways’ private jet division, Qatar Executive, will showcase its impressive long-range Bombardier Global 5000, which features one of the widest and most spacious cabins among super-large business jets flying today. Last month, Qatar Executive took delivery of its first Gulfstream G650ER, world’s largest and fastest civilian aircraft that can fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America or from destinations in Asia to Africa – further, faster than any other jet of its kind. The Bahrain International Airshow, held biennially since 2010, offers visitors and participants the opportunity to visit hundreds of companies, tour the aviation world’s most popular and latest-generation aircraft, and enjoy its famous five-hour flying display with free grandstand seating for families and visitors.