Qatar Airways’ value proposition to New Zealand business travellers
- February 8, 2017
Flying direct from Doha, Qatar Airways is the World’s longest commercial flight covering a total of 14,535km with a flight time of approximately 17 hours and 30 minutes. The airline won the Airline of the Year 2017 at the Skytrax Awards this year along with the World’s Best Business Class and Best First Class Lounge at Hamad International Airport.
Qatar Airways brings unmatched service quality and comfort to New Zealand business travellers where business Class passengers can look forward to a warm and award-winning cabin crew service, and also a dine-on-demand a la carte meal concept, ensuring passengers eat when they prefer to, instead of at prescribed meal times.
In January, Qatar Airways unveiled a partnership with The White Company, providing exclusively-designed sleepwear for both men and women. Both sets come with matching cotton slippers, with a faux fur interior sole for extra warmth and comfort. In addition to the new sleepwear, the amenity kits for First and Business class from BRICS feature Olive Oil products by Italian producer Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, including lip balm, hydrating facial mist and city cream anti-aging moisturiser. First Class passengers also receive a night recovery cream.
When travelling beyond Doha, NZ passengers can fly on some of the airline’s other flagship products depending on which city they are connecting onto. Having been the global launch customer of the A350 – the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world – Qatar Airways now operates a fleet of 13 A350s, serving European destinations such as London, Munich, and Paris among others. The Doha to London route will be serviced by three aircraft types – Airbus A380, A350 or Boeing 787 (depending on departure time). All these aircrafts deliver outstanding in-flight service and entertainment as well as onboard connectivity, ensuring passengers can stay connected onboard.
When flying Business Class with Qatar Airways travellers can experience the extra luxury of the Al Mourjan Business Lounges. With an interior fit out that rivals a five star hotel, it’s a destination that you won’t want to leave in a hurry!
Each lounge comprises marble features, designer furniture and intricate embellishments. The world-class facilities offer expansive spaces, spa-like relaxation, gourmet food options and world-class hospitality.
While flying 17 hours may seem a long time on an aircraft, Qatar Airways legendary service and entertainment would more that compensate for the flying time. On the World’s 5 Star airline, business class passengers can enjoy Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offering passengers upto 3000 hours of entertainment from the latest blockbusters to music, games and much more. On Qatar Airways B787, A350 and A380 aircrafts guests can be in touch with their family and friends by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
On 24 June, Qatar Airways launched it’s patented and revolutionary new business class product ‘Q-Suite’ on the Boeing 777-300 service on to London. Q-Suite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together. These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.
The Doha – Auckland service will bring 189,000 more seats to New Zealand per year offering New Zealand businesses better choice and value for their travels. Qatar Airways also announced daily services to Canberra via Sydney starting February 2018.
The Boeing 777-200 LR is the longest range commercial aircraft in service with the potential of virtually connecting any two cities in the world. The flight to Auckland will be served by a team of four pilots, fifteen cabin crew and will cover 14,535 kms which is equivalent to the full coastline of New Zealand. On-board 1,100 cups of coffee, 2,000 cold drinks and 1,036 meals will be served.
The flight will also have the option of carrying upto 116 tonnes of cargo.
Qatar Airways’ frequent flier programme – Privilege Club awards everytime one chooses to fly on Qatar Airways. Privilege Club is designed to make travelling more rewarding. To mark the launch of the Auckland service, Qatar Airways is offering double Q Miles on all business class bookings as well as an upgrade to Gold Status. As a Gold Status member, one can earn 75% mileage bonus on flights marketed and operated by Qatar Airways including a host of other rewards.