Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350-1000XWB aircraft, has just flown the state-of-the-art jet on its first regularly scheduled route between Doha and New York JFK. The A350-1000 aircraft has since replaced the Boeing 777-300ER on Qatar Airways' second daily departure. For those who do not already know, Qatar Airways flies twice daily between Doha and New York JFK; the carrier operates the older A350-900 aircraft on the other scheduled flight between Doha and New York JFK.
The carrier's A350-1000 aircraft can accommodate a total of 327 passengers; 281 in Economy and 46 in Qatar Airways' award-winning Qsuite Business Class Cabin. Economy seats are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration while every other row in Business Class offers seats that can be transformed into a connecting fully lie-flat double bed - perfect for couples and family members traveling together.
Qatar Airways' Qsuite Business Class product has been recognized at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for being the World's Best Business Class.
Although the Boeing 777-300ERs that operated the Doha-New York JFK route also offered customers Qsuite Business Class seats, the ones available on the new A350-1000 aircraft come packed with increased amenities as well as newer, more passenger-friendly technology.
Qatar Airways also uses the A350-1000 aircraft for nonstop flights connecting Doha and London. The airline has plans to deploy the A350-1000 jet on routes from Doha to Singapore as well as Frankfurt.
At the moment, Qatar Airways has just four of the A350-1000 plane variants in its fleet. The airline has recently upgraded five of its current A350-900 orders for the bigger, newer A350-1000 variant. The airline has stated the state-of-the-art A350-1000 aircraft is a welcome addition to its fleet. Besides their stellar performance, passengers have been incredibly pleased with the new generation aircraft's unprecedented levels of comfort and technology.
The aircraft offers advanced air conditioning technology, advanced air system technology that promises optimal cabin air quality, full LED ambient mood lighting, lower cabin pressure, the lowest twin-engine noise level of any aircraft, lower fuel burn, larger overhead bins, generous legroom and more.