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Qatar Airways to launch business class only flights to London

The company announced a new all premium Business Class service from Doha to London Heathrow, on a daily basis.

It’s the first service of this type in the UAE and it will be available from May 15. The 40-seat Airbus A319 aircraft is designed with an all Business Class seating. In addition, the passengers will be able to use SMS mobile texting GSM and GPRS service. The wide seats have the option to recline into fully flat beds and Oryx entertainment system completes the A-class services.

At the moment, the company has five daily flights to London Heathrow. The additional sixth flights all Business Class daily service will step up the frequency on the Doha – London Heathrow route from 35 to 42 weekly services.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “Today’s announcement reaffirms Qatar Airways’ determination to continue its expansion drive by improving an already superior in-flight product.

“The Doha – London Heathrow route is one of Qatar Airways’ most popular international routes and it was only fitting that we introduce an all Business Class service on this key route, where customers will also be able to benefit from our new Qatar Airways premium lounge in London Heathrow’s terminal four, and of course the Premium Terminal in Doha."

The expansion strategy will feature routes to eight new destinations in 2014 including Sharjah (UAE) from March 1; Dubai World Central (UAE) from March 1; Philadelphia (US) from April 2; Larnaca (Cyprus) from April 29; Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Turkey) from May 22; Edinburgh (Scotland) from May 28; Miami (US) from June 10 and Dallas/Fort Worth (US) from July 1.