Doha, Qatar - Qatar Airways has announced that it will participate in ITB Berlin for the seventh consecutive year next month and confirmed that it will showcase its unique A380 First Class seat and A350 Xtra Wide Body Business Class seat at the exhibition, which is being held from March 4 to March 8, 2015.
This year’s participation in ITB Berlin is also significant for Qatar Airways as it marks the 10-year anniversary since the airline commenced its operations to Berlin, the German capital.
Qatar Airways is looking forward to welcoming all ITB Berlin attendees to visit its booth and experience the state-of-the-art airline’s A380 and A350 XWB Business Class seats.
The five-star airline will hold a press conference, hosted by His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, on the first day of ITB to discuss the airline’s participation in the fair and to make a series of updates on the airline’s A350 XWB aircraft service.
“We are pleased to be at ITB yet again this year, sharing the airline’s latest updates,” said His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive. “This year, the airline is showcasing the A380 First Class and A350 XWB Business Class seats and we invite all participants and visitors to the show to visit us to have the opportunity to experience five-star comfort and hospitality.
"By adding the world’s only A350 XWB to our fleet, we have shown our commitment to bringing Qatar Airways’ passengers the latest technology and comfort in the skies. By the end of 2015, Qatar Airways will have five A350 XWB aircraft in service. Currently, our A350 flies to Frankfurt; the next A350 XWB to join the fleet in March will also serve Frankfurt, enhancing the A350 XWB service on this route to double-daily, with the next destination for this aircraft to be the popular Singapore route.
"Our new Xtra Wide Body aircraft means the airline now operates every family of Airbus’ modern airliner portfolio,” he added.
Qatar Airways, which is the Airbus A350 XWB Global Launch Customer, is the only airline to have ordered 80 aircraft of this kind.
ITB Berlin provides airlines and tourism-related organisations the opportunity to showcase their new and unique services and products to a large international tourism and trade audience. It also provides an opportunity for all attendees to build new relationships with suppliers and clients.
At ITB Berlin, attendees will have the chance to explore the best cities, hotels and destinations in the world, along with the best airline services and products on the market.
ITB Berlin first launched in 1966 with only five countries participating, and has grown to become the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show with the participation of over 180 countries.
About Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to 146 key business and leisure destinations globally on 142 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes four Airbus 330 and seven Boeing 777 freighters. At the Dubai Airshow 2013, Qatar Airways placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 freighters. Also included in the order were eight additional A330-200F options, for a total of 13 aircraft. At the recent Farnborough Show, Qatar Airways announced its intent to order four 777 freighters and options for four more. IATA's Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 report mentions that Qatar will be a notable growth country with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent, making it the sixth-fastest growing to take its total freight tonnes to 1,484,000 per annum.
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