Qatar Airways will deploy its state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the inaugural flight of its soon-to-launch Cardiff route.
As of May 1, 2018, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer daily flights between Doha and the Welsh capital, providing onwards connections to its extensive global network.
The A350-900, of which Qatar Airways was the Global Launch Customer, will mark the commencement of this exciting new route, which will go on to be served by another latest-generation aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 in economy class.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker remarked on the news: “The launch of our new service to Cardiff is a major milestone for Qatar Airways. It makes sense that the inaugural flight that welcomes Qatar Airways to Wales is on the A350-900, as the wings of this very plane are built at the Airbus plant in Broughton, North Wales.
“The new service will connect the Welsh people with more destinations globally and provide them the opportunity to experience our unparalleled five-star service. We look forward to welcoming our new passengers on board and to connecting them to Doha and points beyond,” he concluded.