Qatar Airways is providing “the very finest experience” to passengers in all classes, the airline’s CEO explained while unveiling the carrier’s new & improved Economy Class seats.

Akbar Al Baker told attendees at ITB Berlin that the new Economy Class design was created to ensure all passengers arrive at their destinations “feeling rested and refreshed”.

Separating the new seats from the old (or current), Qatar Airways is giving Economy Class flyers additional legroom.

Although the carrier didn’t specify how much extra legroom flyers will receive, it did reveal that seat recline would also be enhanced to 19-degrees.

Other changes that’ll deliver the “finest” inflight Economy experience will be the addition of in-seat USB ports, 4k widescreen in-flight entertainment, 10-times faster broadband and more than 4,000 entertainment options.


Dining is also getting a bit of an upgrade with Qatar Airways planning to serve 25 percent larger main courses, 20 percent bigger appetisers and 50 percent larger desserts.

“Our new economy class seat, with its redesigned recline system and additional leg room, will ensure that our passengers arrive at their destinations feeling rested and refreshed.”

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Chief Executive


While airline such as Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia scrap all non-reusable plastics, Qatar Airways is making smaller eco-friendly changes to its Economy cabin by slowly reducing single-use plastics in favour of biodegradable products.


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