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In Conversation With Lali Kumar Of Qatar Airways

Nirmala Garimella

(This article is sponsored by Tanna Insurance)

Give us some background on why Boston was chosen for Qatar airways?

Qatar Airways is always looking for new ways to raise the standards of global aviation in the sky and is also committed to investing in the communities it serves on the ground. This new route will act as a bridge for trade, commerce and cultural exchange with the city of Boston. People from around the world come to Boston for education, health care, business and culture and Qatar Airways is proud to serve daily flights to New England’s gateway.
With so many airlines competing what is the unique services that you offer?

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 181 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year. Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. Last year, Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000.
Tell us about the aircraft and its features ?

Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights from Boston will have the opportunity to experience the world’s newest aircraft; the Airbus 350 which is specially designed to reduce the effects of jetlag. Passengers in economy can enjoy a spacious journey of up to 18-inch wide seats in a 3-3-3 seating configuration  with four-way adjustable headrests offer comfort and flexibility and In-flight entertainment system power boxes integrated into seat frame for extra legroom. Passengers in Business class will feel the difference of a wider cabin with direct aisle access from any seat with the cabin’s 1-2-1 seating configuration, a wider personal space with stowage for up to two roller bags in supersized overhead bins  Seats recline to 80-inch long, fully flat beds, and connectivity for USB, Apple iPort and audio Wi-Fi and GSM (SMS, MMS and GPRS). The A350 is one of the lightest aircraft of its type, made from advanced composite materials and powered by two new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This also makes it kinder to the earth, with 25% lower CO2 emissions than with current generation aircraft in its category.

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