Qatar Airways adds new routes for 2019 and unveils fresh economy class

posted on 6th March 2019 by Justin Burns

Qatar Airways has announced seven new upcoming additions to its rapidly-growing global route network and also revealed a new Economy Class experience.

The airline made the annuoncements on the opening day of international travel and tourism trade show ITB Berlin which took place today (6 March).

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said this year, the carrier will launch services to Lisbon (Portugal); Malta; Rabat (Morocco); Langkawi (Malaysia); Davao (Philippines); Izmir (Turkey); and Mogadishu (Somalia).

The new Economy Class experience (pictured left) features a seat with an innovative 19-degree recline system, additional legroom, dual trays, 13.3-inch 4 K widescreens and type ‘C’ fast charging USB port.

And the airline said its new in-flight dining experience ‘Quisine’, truly redefines Economy Class 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.

Qatar Airways also added it is especially pleased to be ‘going green with Quisine’, as the new Economy Class proposition sees a significant increase in rotable, recyclable and biodegradable products and reduction in single-use plastic.

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.

Our new Economy Class seat, with its redesigned recline system and additional leg room, will ensure that our passengers in Economy Class arrive at their destinations feeling rested and refreshed. We invite all visitors to ITB to visit our stand, so that they can experience this unique product for themselves.

“We are also tremendously excited to be adding seven new destinations to our rapidly expanding global route network later this year, and to be able to connect our passengers to anywhere in the world they wish to go.”