Top News Qatar Airways unveils new business class suite on Boeing 787-9 By TTG Asia / Posted on 29 June, 2021 14:48 Qatar Airways has launched its new wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring a new business class suite, on a number of key routes to Europe and Asia. The aircraft’s inaugural service from Doha to Milan took place on Friday (June 25), followed by routes to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur and Madrid. Qatar Airways rolls out new business class suite with sliding privacy doors and a 79-inch lie-flat bed The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has a total passenger capacity of 311 seats – 30 business class suites and 281 seats in economy class. Arranged in a herringbone pattern, in a 1-2-1 configuration, each business class suite has direct aisle access with sliding privacy doors. Other features include a 79-inch fully-flat bed and a dedicated phone holder, equipped with wireless charging technology that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. In economy class, each seat is equipped with a 13-inch Panasonic IFE touch screen in addition to a personal electronic device holder for both mobile and iPad devices. Qatar Airways said in a statement that it has continued to fly its fleet of 30 787-8s throughout the Covid-19 pandemic due to its strong fuel efficiency and excellent reliability record. The airline added that its investment in the 787-9 once again underscores its commitment to sustainability and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.