BERLIN: Qatar Airways has revealed its new economy class experience during ITB Berlin. The airline also announced seven upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global network. The unveiling ceremony was attended by the Qatari ambassador to Germany, sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and the mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.
Also present at the reveal were FC Bayern München stars Corentin Tolisso, French international and World Cup winner in 2018, and Lothar Matthäus, a former German international who captained his nation to victory in the 1990 World Cup.
Last year Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München, making the airline the official airline partner of FC Bayern München until June 2023.
Qatar Airways’ new economy experience features a seat with a 19-degree recline system, additional legroom, dual trays, and a ‘type c’ fast charging USB port.
The airline’s new in-flight dining experience, Cuisine, has also sought to improve service, with all new retail-style tableware, a menu offering more choices, 25 per cent larger main courses, 20 per cent larger appetisers, and 50 per cent larger desserts.
At a press conference, Qatar Airways group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, also revealed an array of forthcoming global destinations the airline will launch in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.
Al Baker, said: “We are very pleased to reveal our new economy class experience here at ITB, proving that our commitment to providing the very finest experience extends to all of our passengers, not only those in premium class.”
ITB Berlin 2019 will showcase a range of travel exhibitors from more than 180 countries and five continents, providing more than 160,000 visitors with the latest information on new products, services and facilities in the tourism industry.