Qatar Airways has become the first airline to offer regularly-scheduled A350 service to the United States with its January 1, 2016 service from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Philadelphia.
Qatar Airways was the official launch customer for the A350 and continues to be the leader in deploying the state-of-the-art aircraft around the world.
The A350 partnership marks Qatar Airways’ strong investment in technology, superior travel experience and its commitment to maintaining one the youngest, most advanced fleet in the sky.
Among the many advancements of the Airbus A350, the aircraft features a host of eco-efficiency tools, which combine for a 25% reduction in emissions versus the current generation of airliners. The aircraft has an overall capacity of 283 passengers, including 36 business class seats, placed in a spacious 1-2-1 configuration.
The A350 arrival in Philadelphia comes on the same day Qatar Airways commenced daily, non-stop service to Los Angeles LAX.
The airline plans to continue its US expansion throughout the year, doubling flights to New York JFK on April 1st, launching daily, non-stop service to Boston (BOS) on March 16th and Atlanta (ATL) on June 1st.