Qatar Airways’ Next-Gen Business Class Suite debuts

All new 30-suite cabin launches on new 787-9 Dreamliners

Qatar Airways has introduced an all-new Business Class Suite aboard its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Debuting last Friday [25 June 2021], each suite in the cabin has direct aisle access with a sliding door to ensure privacy and comfort.

Qatar Airways will utilise its 787-9 Dreamliner on key routes to Europe and Asia from its Doha hub. Destinations include Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and Milan.

The oneworld member carrier has fitted its 787-9s with 311 seats, comprised of 30 Business Class Suites and 281 seats in Economy Class.

Up the front of the aircraft, Qatar Airways has arranged seating in a herringbone pattern, in a 1-2-1 configuration. Passengers seated in adjoining centre suites can slide the privacy panels away at the touch of a button to create their very own enclosed private space.

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Qatar Airways selected the new Adient Ascent Suite over its popular QSuite product used on the airline’s Boeing 777 and Airbus A350s due to the narrower width of the 787-9. (View a video of the product in action on Adient Aerospace’s website here).

The Business Class Suite transforms into a 79” fully-flat bed. Passengers can relax during their flight, knowing their personal mobile device is stored safely in a dedicated phone holder, equipped with a wireless charging technology that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

The Ascent Business Class Suite used by Qatar Airways | Credit: Adient Aerospace

The Business Class Suite is complemented with the airline’s onboard service from its award-winning cabin crew. This includes a wide selection of international cuisine, food and beverages, as well as healthy vegan meal options that are a part of Qatar Airways’ à la carte dine-on-demand menu.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al-Baker, said: “In-line with our commitment to offering our passengers an unparalleled travel experience, we are pleased to introduce this much-anticipated Business Class Suite on Qatar Airways’ newest wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 which will debut onto a number of key routes within our network.

Qatar Airways' Boeing 787-9 with the new Business Class Suite gets a water canon welcome from one of the world’s most stylish cities, Milan | Source: Facebook.

“The new Business Class Suite sets yet another industry standard with a uniquely private experience for premium passengers travelling with us, which is becoming increasingly valuable during this pandemic, while showcasing Qatar Airways’ 5-star standards of excellence and Qatari hospitality that are quintessential on all of our flights.

“Our passengers deserve the best and I am confident that they will appreciate the larger Dreamliner variant for its unmatched comfort in the sky. Passengers can rest assured that its responsible impact on the environment fully aligns with our ambition to achieve the highest levels of sustainability.”

The Boeing 787-9 is the latest member of the Boeing aircraft in Qatar Airways’ fleet. As the Middle East launch customer for the Boeing 787, the airline has continued to fly its fleet of 30 787-8s throughout the COVID-19 pandemic due to its fuel efficiency and excellent reliability record.

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