Qatar Airways to launch second A380 London to Doha route

Qatar Airways has announced plans to increase capacity by launching a second Airbus A380 aircraft on its London Heathrow to Doha route from 1 July.

Qatar Airways to launch a second Airbus A380 aircraft on its Heathrow to Doha route
Qatar Airways to launch a second Airbus A380 aircraft on its Heathrow to Doha route

The A380, which is the largest commercial airliner in the world, will replace the A330 aircraft that currently operates the second London-to-Doha route.

The double-decker airbus will have 517 sets, an increase from 259 in the A330, it also has double the number of business-class seats of the A330, with 48 and eight first class seats.

First-class passengers on the airbus get a 90-inch seat pitch, 180 degree flat-beds and 26-inch LCD TV screens, while business-class passengers experience 52-inch seat pitch, with 80-inch, 180 degree flat-beds and 17-inch touchscreen monitors. The economy class is also enhanced with 10.6-inch entertainment screens and seats with a seven-inch recline.

The flight will continue to depart Heathrow at 9:30pm and arrive in Doha 6:10am the following morning, with the return flight departing Doha at 12.35pm and arriving at London Heathrow at 5.55pm the same day.

Qatar Airways runs six flights a day between London and Doha and will launch its daily direct services from Doha to Edinburgh in May.

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