Qatar Airways is to launch an additional daily flight to Singapore from June 1, 2015, as part of its global expansion drive and to cater to the increase in passenger demand.
The airline has also announced that it will be operating the new additional flight and the existing two daily flights to Singapore with its third, fourth and fifth A350 XWB aircraft, commencing service in June, July and August 2015. With this, Qatar Airways will become the first airline to operate the A350 XWB to Singapore and the Asia Pacific.
Global launch customer Qatar Airways’ first A350 XWB, which is one of 80 on order, is currently operating on the Doha–Frankfurt route. The airline’s second A350, joining the fleet in February, will also commence operations on the Frankfurt route beginning March 1, 2015.
With the additional frequency and by operating the world’s newest wide-body aircraft to Singapore, Qatar Airways will further strengthen its position in one of the leading business cities in the Asia Pacific region as a world-class airline providing passengers with a premium travel experience.
The new daily flight will be departing Doha at 20:25 hrs and arrive in Singapore the next day at 09:15 hrs, followed by a quick turnaround from Singapore at 10:40 hrs and returning to Doha the same day at 13:15 hrs.
“Qatar Airways is proud to be the first airline in the world to introduce the next generation A350 XWB aircraft to Asia, redefining the travel experience of our passengers,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
“We are also delighted to add another flight to this important and strategic route which will provide our Singapore-based passengers with even more options when they travel on business or leisure to key destinations in Europe and the Americas that include London, Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, New York, Chicago and Houston.”
As one of the world’s leading business hubs, passengers to and from Singapore are sure to take advantage of Qatar Airways’ triple-daily flights with the A350 XWB, particularly given its impressive features and its innovative product design, environmental advances and the intrinsic comfort of its entirely new cabin set-up.
Passengers will benefit from the new boarding experience achieved by the unique dome-design entrance with welcome light distribution. The aircraft also offers wide seats with generous room in all classes of service thanks to a number of design developments.
The Business Class cabin has 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring an 80” full flat bed and 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen. The Economy Class features 247 18-inch wide seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, each with a 10.6” in-flight entertainment screen, and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats due to the vertical side wall panel design.
The aircraft features the state-of-the-art Oryx entertainment system, with more than 1,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes. The A350 XWB also offers advanced air conditioning technology and LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after a long flight, as well as in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers allowing them to surf the web on the go.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 146 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Triple Daily Doha – Singapore Schedules from 1st June 2015:
Departure in Doha QR944 at 02:25, arriving in Singapore at 15:15
Departure from Singapore QR945 02:30, arriving in Doha at 05:05
Departure in Doha QR938 at 07:00, arriving in Singapore at 19:50
Departure from Singapore QR939 at 21:20, arriving in Doha at 23:55
Departure in Doha QR942 at 20:25, arriving in Singapore at 09:15 (next day)
Departure from Singapore QR943 10:40, arriving in Doha at 13:15
Source: Qatar Airways.