Qatar Airways is rethinking the design of its flagship Airbus A380 first class suites following the unveiling of its new Qsuite business class product.
The Qsuite offers the highest levels of privacy with closing doors at each seat (pictured below): a feature not currently available in Qatar Airways first class, where you’d expect to find the airline’s most private and reserved space.
Speaking with Australian Business Traveller at ITB Berlin, the airline’s Group Chief Executive His Excellency Akbar Al Baker was confident in the future of first class with Qatar Airways, but was looking to see how it could be improved to better the business class experience.
“Qatar Airways is studying how to completely enclose that first class product,” Al Baker affirms, describing the current first class seat as only “semi-private”.
“However, we keep getting requests from passengers not to completely enclose (the first class seat) because they are very satisfied with the privacy they have in the product,” he continues.
The airline will retrofit its business class Qsuites across its entire fleet of aircraft by mid-to-late 2018, including the Airbus A380 superjumbos.
Australian Business Traveller is attending ITB Berlin as a guest of Qatar Airways.