Qatar Airways to unveil new stand concept on opening day of ITB Berlin 2018
Guests are invited to experience new features of the award-winning airline’s unique, ultra-modern new stand concept
Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, will ceremoniously unveil its redesigned exhibition stand on 7 March, the first day of ITB Berlin 2018, the world’s largest travel and tourism trade show.
The unveiling will be followed by a press conference at 12:00 pm, which is set to further detail the award-winning airline’s plans for the year ahead. Visitors to the airline’s stand will be excited by the innovative technology that Qatar Airways has employed to its redesigned exhibition stand, where they can interact with the airline’s advanced products and experience Qatar Airways’ renowned five-star Qatari hospitality.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am looking forward to presenting Qatar Airways’ new exhibition stand to the world’s most notable gathering of travel and tourism professionals. In the spirit of exploration, our new stand will feature innovative ways to interact with Qatar Airways. Of course, you can also depend on our team to experience the many award-winning cabin designs and products, such as our ground-breaking Qsuite. We take our role as a leader in the aviation industry seriously and have developed this concept for that very reason.”
The airline’s revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite, which was launched at 2017 ITB Berlin, will again be on display at Qatar Airways’ booth. Guests and visitors to ITB Berlin will be invited to familiarise themselves with the exciting “First in Business” patented product, which allows multiple configurations for passengers to tailor their inflight experience to their specific needs.
Aside from featuring the world’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, Qsuite is the airline’s first-ever cabin to offer aft and forward-facing seats, taking cabin innovation to an entirely new level with its quad configuration, allowing passengers more choice, privacy and personalisation in their travel experience. Sliding panels enable passengers to transform their space into a shared area customisable for groups of two, three, or four, allowing them to work, dine or socialise at 40,000 feet.
ITB Berlin, which is an annual event, showcases a range of travel exhibitors from over 180 countries and five continents, providing over 160,000 visitors with information on new products, services and facilities in the tourism industry. Qatar Airways welcomes all guests at ITB to visit its new exhibition pavilion at the trade fair in Hall 2.2, stand 207 and 208 from 7-11 March.
Qatar Airways has added many new exciting destinations to its network recently, including Chiang Mai, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia and Canberra, Australia, with direct service to Cardiff, United Kingdom; Mykonos, Greece; and Malaga, Spain set to launch later this year. Known for industry firsts, the airline also just last week took delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000 as Global Launch Customer.
As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at last year’s ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.