BECOMING the first airline to operate the world’s newest aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region, Qatar Airways’ inaugural Airbus A350 XWB service from Doha landed in Singapore Changi Airport yesterday.
The airline is the global launch customer for the aircraft and remains the only airline to currently fly the wide-body A350 XWB so far. Following Frankfurt, Singapore marks the second route for the aircraft.
The A350 WXB features the Oryx entertainment system with up to 2,000 entertainment options, advanced air-conditioning technology and LED mood lighting, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.
Qatar Airways currently operates a twice-daily service to Singapore with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Starting June 1, Qatar Airways will add one more daily flight to Singapore, with all three daily flights operating on the A350 XWB by mid-August.
Flights from Singapore will leave for Doha at 02.30, 10.30 and 21.20 every day, while flights will depart Doha for Singapore at 02.25, 07.00 and 20.25 daily.