Qatar Airways will fly its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000, on its non-stop flights between Doha and Tokyo Narita from October 31, giving both of the airline’s two daily services to the Japanese capital its new Qsuite business class seat product.
The Doha-based carrier already flies the A350-1000 on its daily Doha-Tokyo Haneda service.
The A350-1000 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER that flies daily between Doha and Tokyo Narita, according to Qatar Airways’ online schedule.
Select 777-300ERs do also offer the new Qsuite product, though the aircraft that operates flights to Tokyo Narita at the moment is not one of these. It instead features an older fully flat business class seat product that is laid out in a forward-facing 2-2-2 configuration.
The Qsuite was first launched in March 2017 on select 777-300ERs and it has since been rolled out to certain A350-900s and all of its A350-1000s. Qatar Airways was the first airline to take delivery of the A350-1000 in February last year.
The A350-1000 offers 46 Qsuite seats, laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seats are unique in that rows alternate between being forward- and backward-facing, with the centre four seats able to form a “quad” of four seats.
Business Traveller reviewed the Qsuite on board the A350-1000 last year.
Qatar Airways placed an order with manufacturer Airbus for an additional five A350-1000s in October last year.