On Tuesday Qatar Airways received its first (and the world’s first) A350-1000 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse.
This makes Qatar Airways the first airline worldwide to operate an A350-1000. The airline has ordered a total of 37 A350-1000 and after a delay of a few months they are finally here.
With 327 seats there is a seat increase of 44 compared to the shorter A350-900. It will be the first Airbus to feature the new Qsuite Business Class product which has so far been installed on 15 of Qatar’s Boeing 777 aircraft.
As well as having advanced air system technology, renewing the air every two to three minutes, the A350-1000 claims to have the quietest cabin of any twin-aisle aircraft.
Qatar Airways says that:
“The A350-1000 is the first aircraft to systematically offer internet connectivity, providing passengers with a global broadband connection, a high-bandwidth fibre optics delivering high-definition video to passengers, cameras installed on the tail and belly of the aircraft that provide passengers with a 360° outside view throughout the flight and advanced design technologies that contribute to fuel consumption, which is 25 per cent lower than other aircraft in the same category.”
The first A350-1000 flight will be on the Heathrow to Doha route as QR15 on 24th February.
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