Qatar Airways will launch a new business class seat on its forthcoming Airbus A321neo jets, slated for delivery in the second half of this year, with what's tipped as a high-privacy design which might best described as a single-aisle version of the highly-regarded Qsuite.
The same seat will also grace the point end of Qatar's long-range Airbus A321LR fleet, ten of which will arrive in Qatar strip from 2020 to serve further-afield growth markets or add extra flights to popular routes.
However, don't expect to see a fully bespoke effort with anywhere near the revolution factor of the audacious Qsuites.
Speaking with the AviationAnalyst websiste, Qatar Airways CEO His Excellency Akbar Al Baker admits that the business class is "a seat model that’s not in (the) Qatar Airways fleet".
This points to an existing yet sure-to-be-highly-customised design, although that will certainly be picked from the most premium single-aisle product offered by any seat manufacturer.
"There will be lots of privacy," Al Baker added of the A321neo and A321LR business class seats.
True to Qatar Airways' form, travellers should expect to see a heavily customised seat with high quality fittings and finish plus plenty of small yet thoughtful touches when it comes to personal space, comfort and convenience.
With their cutting-edge business class cabin, Qatar's A321neo and A321LR jets will edge out the current A320 family which flies a variety of business class, from old-style armchair recliners to lie-flat 2-2 seats.