Qatar Airways today becomes the primary airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the us . The ferry flight left Hamad International Airport this morning at 0740 civil time and can land in at JFK International at approximately 1400 civil time . Qatar Airways was the worldwide launch carrier of the A350 and is that the first to fly the aircraft to 3 continents; the airline’s fleet of seven A350s currently flies twice each day to Frankfurt, double-daily to Munich and 3 times each day to Singapore from Doha.
An eighth A350 will join the fleet before the top of the year and is scheduled to fly daily to Philadelphia from January 1, 2016. As further A350s join the fleet throughout 2016, passengers will have the chance to experience this new-generation aircraft on flights to Boston launching on March 16, and therefore the new second daily flight to ny from April 1 and Adelaide, Australia from May 2.
The Business Class cabin of the A350 has 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring an 80-inch fully-flat bed and 17-inch HD in-flight entertainment screen. Economy Class features 247 18-inch wide seats during a 3-3-3 configuration, each with a ten .6-inch in-flight entertainment screen, and more room at shoulder level for passengers in window seats due to the vertical side wall panel design.
Qatar Airways’ A350 features the new Oryx entertainment system, with up to 2,000 entertainment options on individual screens altogether classes. The jet also offers advanced air con technology and LED mood lighting to reinforce the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after an extended flight. In addition, the jet also offers in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers allowing them to surf the online on the go.