May 20, 2024

Qatar Airways sets out economy upgrades

Qatar Airways unveiled a new economy class experience at the ITB travel show in Berlin this week, featuring more legroom, enhanced inflight dining and improved wifi access.

New seating will have a 19-degree recline, dual trays, 13.3-inch screens – with more than 4,000 entertainment options – and USB charging.

Its ‘Quisine’ catering will offer more menu choices, new tableware and larger portions, as well as a notable rise in rotable, recyclable and biodegradable products and reduction in single-use plastics.

“We are very pleased to reveal our new economy class experience here at ITB, proving that our commitment to providing the very finest experience extends to all of our passengers, not only those in Premium class,” says the airline’s Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

“Our new economy class seat, with its redesigned recline system and additional leg room, will ensure that our passengers in arrive at their destinations feeling rested and refreshed.”

Details of the seating configuration have not been released, nor a specific launch date other than ‘towards the end of next year’. However the new catering programme will be rolled out from April.

The airline also revealed seven new destinations which it will commence services to this year, including Lisbon, Malta and Mogadishu.