Qatar Airways Debuts Business Class Suites on New Boeing 787-9s

A 79-inch lie-flat bed and sliding doors promise premium passengers even more comfort while flying long-haul.

Qatar Airways’ Business Class Suites are laid out in a herringbone configuration. (Photos: Qatar Airways)

Those planning to travel in business class aboard Qatar Airways on key European and Asian routes can look forward to enjoying a brand-new cabin product aboard its next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. These are being deployed on services to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, and Milan over the coming weeks, with the first one taking off from Doha to Milan earlier today. The newly launched aircraft has a total capacity of 311 passengers, including 30 seated in Business Class Suites designed by Adient Ascent and 281 in economy.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al-Baker, said in a statement, “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’ five-star standards of excellence and Qatari hospitality that are quintessential on all of our flights.”

A cabin crew member at the entrance to the new business-class cabin.

Arranged in a herringbone pattern in a 1-2-1 configuration, each suite has direct aisle access with a sliding door for even more privacy and comfort. Passengers seated in adjoining center suites can slide the privacy panels away at the touch of a button to create their very own enclosed private space. The Business Class Suite also transforms into a 79-inch fully-flat bed, and customers will be able to store their personal mobile devices in a phone holder equipped with wireless charging technology that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

This new cabin product is complemented by the carrier’s inflight services. Premium passengers can enjoy products and amenities from brands such as Diptyque, TW Tea, and Narumi, while Qatar Airways’ à la carte dine-on-demand menu encompasses a range of international cuisine and vegan meal options.

More information here.

Business Class Suites offer premium customers even more space and privacy.

One of Qatar Airways’ next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

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