DOHA: Qatar Airways yesterday announced plans for taking part in the Dubai Airshow 2013 at the Dubai World Central from November 17 to 21.
The airline will once again feature a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with custom interior featuring 254 seats — 22 in Business Class in a 1– 2– 1 configuration and a 232 seating capacity in Economy with a 3–3–3 layout.
Qatar Executive will again showcase one of its Bombardier Global 5000 featuring a spacious two-cabin configuration with a separate galley, allowing passengers to enjoy discrete service and maximum confidentiality.
The powerful yet versatile aircraft is known to have the widest and most spacious cabin among super-large business jets while Qatar Executive business and private customers travel in the luxury of corporate aviation’s most comfortable and ‘business connected’ cabin.
Making its debut at the airshow, Qatar Airways Cargo will showcase the Airbus A330F (pictured), one of a fleet of eight which serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub. “The airshow is not only one of the most important aerospace events in the Middle East but also in the world,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. “This is evident in the exponential growth of the airshow in recent years and the influx of international businesses in the region over the last decade.”
The show expects about 1,000 exhibitors from around the world along with 60,000 trade visitors and up to 1,500 international and regional media persons.