First look: Qatar Airways debuts all-new Business Class Suite on the Boeing 787-9

by James Wilkinson

Known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to luxury onboard offerings, Qatar Airways has again raised the bar in Business Class, with the launch of an all-new suite product on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The 787-9 made its debut for Qatar Airways on June 25, 2021, on a flight from Doha to Milan, which was rather appropriate given the new jet was kitted out with the new luxurious and stylish cabin.

Qatar Airways’ new Business Class cabin has seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configurated herringbone pattern, giving each passenger all-aisle access, while also extra privacy thanks to sliding doors for each suite.

The new Adient Ascent Business Class seats transform into a 79-inch fully-flat bed, ideal for the myriad of medium- and long-range flights the 787-9 will operate, while also offering space aplenty for working and relaxing.

They are also loaded-up with a ton of brilliant features, including a dedicated phone holder, equipped with a wireless charging technology that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

As expected with all Qatar Airways flights, the new cabin will be highlighted by a wide selection of international cuisine, food and beverages, as well as healthy vegan meal options that are a part of Qatar Airways’ à la carte dine-on-demand menu.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al-Baker, said: “In-line with our commitment to offering our passengers an unparalleled travel experience, we are pleased to introduce this much-anticipated Business Class Suite on Qatar Airways’ newest wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 which will debut onto a number of key routes within our network.

“The new Business Class Suite sets yet another industry standard with a uniquely private experience for premium passengers travelling with us, which is becoming increasingly valuable during this pandemic, while showcasing Qatar Airways’ 5-star standards of excellence and Qatari hospitality that are quintessential on all of our flights.”

Initial routes for the new 311-seat Boeing 787-9 include services from Doha to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and Milan.