Just last year, Qatar released a new business class seats, Qsuites, with a middle section that can be transformed into a double bed, or even a dining area for a family of four.
That business class cabin is designed for their Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s, but for the A380s and Dreamliner, as well as the Boeing 777X, Qatar is making changes to the Qsuite to fit these larger aircraft.
Due to the size and layout of the A380, the design of the first generation Qsuite will not fit, plus the airline doesn’t want to make the seat more narrow. As a result, Qatar is creating a new seat in a 1-2-1 layout that may even be more private than the first generation ones.
Unfortunately, according to the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, the exact design has yet to be revealed. The only information he has confirmed is that it will not be drastically different from the current Qsuite, the middle four seats cannot be turned into a “family area”, but they will be 22 percent lighter.
Akbar Al Baker is certain that business class cannot get any better than the Qsuite—only technology can (i.e. the weight of the seat). Moreover, the effort put into the details, and the service from the crew cannot be beaten or created, which is why Qatar’s CEO is so certain that the Qsuite (and the airline itself) is unbeatable.
Production will begin in 2019, and the updated Qsuite will debut in 2020. It will be the perfect timing for those heading to Qatar in 2022 for the FIFA World Cup games.