Qatar Airways Business Class Cabins and Amenities
In 2009, Qatar Airways flew the first commercial passenger plane powered by a fuel made from natural gas. It was an Airbus A340-600 and used a fuel mixture of kerosene and synthetic gas-to-liquids fuel which was produced from natural gas. The flight departed from London’s Gatwick Airport and landed in Doha. The flight was a little over six hours and was completed successfully.
About Qatar Airways
Like many other airlines Qatar Airways is made up of many subsidiaries but owned and operated by Qatar Airways. Some examples are Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Doha International Airport, Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Duty Free and Qatar Executive which is a private jet company operated by Qatar Airways.
In addition to its soccer sponsorship of La Liga soccer team, Qatar Airways is also Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA which culminates with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Qatar has extensive marketing and branding rights of the World Cups for years to come.
Qatar Airways which is on the Middle East’s three big carriers has become fully state-owned after the nation’s sovereign wealth fund bought out any remaining private shareholders. The purchase took place in July of 2014 and bought up about 50% that weren’t owned by the state.
Qatar Airways completed its new hub in Doha in 2014 it also opened up the Al Mourjan Business Lounge for Qatar Airways. It is about ten times the size of an Olympic swimming pool and it is for Qatar Airways and OneWorld first and business class passengers only.
Qatar Airways has always been dedicated to flying the most technologically advanced airplanes in the world regardless of manufacturer. They have a total of 212 airplanes. They have a total of 39 Airbus A320’s, 23 Airbus A350’s, 30 Boeing 787’s, and 40 B777’s.
Qatar Airways offers free Transit Visa and complimentary stay at international hotels in Doha to travellers exploring Doha.
Qatar Airways provides jobs for more than 45,000 people across the world and 32,000 are actually airline employees.
Qatar Airways In-Flight Entertainment
Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system is called Oryx One. Apart from some of Airbus A320 family aircraft, all aircrafts have personal seat-back television screens.
Qatar Airways Routes
Qatar Airways has major routes and some off the beaten path flights like Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi (Georgia), Zagreb (Croatia), Perth (Australia), Kigali (Rwanda), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Yangon (Myanmar), Baghdad (Iraq), Erbil (Iraq), Maputo (Mozambique), Belgrade (Serbia) and Warsaw (Poland).