Qatar Airways became the first airline to operate an all-business class flight to London Heathrow (Terminal 4) from Doha. With its ‘Business One’ service, the Gulf airline now offers six daily flights to the English capital.
Qatar Airways launched its new all-premium daily service ‘Business One’ between Doha and London Heathrow. This makes it the first airline to run all-Business Class flights from London Heathrow. The new service will take off from Doha to LHR’s Terminal 4.
Airbus A319, configured with a single aisle, 2-2 seating configuration, will be offered on the route. Clients can book air tickets for 40 premium Business Class seats.
Customers booking air tickets for the latest Qatar Airways’ offering can enjoy privacy and greater comfort, as the premium service promises to provide a feel of VIP charter to passengers. Wide seats that recline into fully flat beds and a highly modernised Oryx entertainment system, which includes over 1,000 entertainment choices, is available to passengers buying flight tickets. It could well be the beginning of a new phase for travellers who travel between Doha and the UK.
The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar currently runs five daily flights to London Heathrow. The all-Business Class will be its sixth daily service. Weekly services, post the launch of all-Business Class flights, is at 42 frequencies.
The Doha-based carrier will also be operating flights to London Heathrow with its new A380 aircraft from the 17th June.
“The launch of our first all-premium product Business One reaffirms Qatar Airways’ determination to provide the best five-star service and comfort in the air for our Business Class passengers,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said.
“The Doha to London Heathrow route is one of Qatar Airways’ most popular Business Class destinations and we continue to see increasing demand from passengers in Doha and those connecting onto London Heathrow from our network of worldwide destinations. Combined with the new Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at London Heathrow’s Terminal 4, and our Premium Terminal in Doha, our passengers can experience the very best Business Class service in the industry.”
The airline’s network is expected to grow rapidly with new flights to Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia (May 15), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkey (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014), Haneda, Japan (June 18, 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014).