Published On: Mon, Jan 18th, 2016

Qatar Airways plans for Bahrain International Airshow at the Sakhir Airbase, Kingdom of Bahrain

qatar_imgQatar Airways will exhibit three aircraft at the Bahrain International Airshow at the Sakhir Airbase, Kingdom of Bahrain, from 21–23 January 2016. Qatar Airways’ A350, for which it was the global launch customer, an A380 and Qatar Executive’s Bombardier Global 5000 business jet will be on static display during the airshow.

The Bahrain International Airshow, held biennially since 2010, offers visitors and participants the opportunity to visit hundreds of companies, tour the aviation world’s most popular and latest-generation aircraft, and enjoy its famous five-hour flying display with free grandstand seating for families and visitors.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We look forward to welcoming guests and visitors on board our very latest aircraft at the Bahrain International Airshow, and celebrating the one year anniversary of A350 operations as the global launch customer. This aircraft is the very latest in design, technology and comfort, and will make its first appearance at the air show this year, which will delight aviation enthusiasts, families and other visitors to the Middle East’s first major aviation event of 2016.”

Qatar Airways will display its A350 in Bahrain with custom interiors featuring a Business Class cabin comprising of 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration and Economy Class featuring 247 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration. Qatar Airways was the global launch customer of the A350 in December 2015, and is currently the largest operator of this aircraft type. The airline operates seven A350s and has 73 more A350s on order. Qatar Airways operates regular commercial service to Frankfurt, Munich, Singapore and Philadelphia on the A350.

The airline will also display its twin-deck A380 ‘super jumbo’ aircraft, the largest passenger plane in the world, which features a total of 517 seats, with eight in First Class, 48 in Business Class and 461 seats in Economy Class. Qatar Airways currently operates six A380-800s to London, Paris and Bangkok.