Qatar Airways draws curtain on new economy class product at ITB Berlin 2019

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways made headlines on the opening day of ITB Berlin 2019 with the unveiling of its new economy class experience.

The airline further announced seven upcoming additions to its robust global network.

The unveiling ceremony, which took place on March 6, was attended by the Qatari Ambassador to Germany, HE Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and the Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller. Also present at the reveal were FC Bayern München stars Corentin Tolisso and Lothar Matthäus.

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Qatar Airways’ new economy class experience features a seat with an innovative 19-degree recline system, additional legroom, dual trays, 13.3-inch 4K widescreens and a type ‘C’ fast charging USB port. The airline’s new in-flight dining experience ‘Quisine’, truly redefines economy class service, with all new retail-style tableware, a menu offering more choices, 25 per cent larger main courses, 20 per cent larger appetisers and 50 per cent larger desserts.

The airline is especially pleased to be ‘going green with Quisine’, as the new economy class proposition sees a significant increase in recyclable and biodegradable products and a reduction in single-use plastic. Economy class passengers will also be able to enjoy improved connectivity, including up to 10 times faster broadband, as well as more than 4,000 entertainment options on Qatar Airways’ Oryx One in-flight entertainment system.

At an official press conference, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker said: “We are very pleased to reveal our new economy class experience here at ITB Berlin, proving that our commitment to providing the very finest experience extends to all of our passengers, not only those in premium class.

“Our new Economy Class seat, with its redesigned recline system and additional leg room, will ensure that our passengers in Economy Class arrive at their destinations feeling rested and refreshed. We invite all visitors to ITB to visit our stand, so that they can experience this unique product for themselves,” he added.

HE Al Baker also revealed an array of forthcoming global destinations the airline is set to launch in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

“We are also tremendously excited to be adding seven new destinations to our rapidly expanding global route network later this year, and to be able to connect our passengers to anywhere in the world they wish to go,” he concluded.