Qatar Airways to fly direct to Prague

The airline will also offer high-speed internet and double beds

Prague is among 12 new destinations announced by Qatar Airways, and service will start on the 2018 summer schedule.

The 12 new destinations to be launched in 2018 also include San Francisco, California.; Cardiff, United Kingdom; Utapao, Thailand; Chittagong, Bangladesh; Mykonos, Greece; Málaga, Spain; Accra, Ghana; Lisbon, Portugal; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Kiev, Ukraine and Mombasa, Kenya. This is in addition to 14 destinations for 2017–18.

The route will be serviced with Airbus 330 and, alongside the direct regular scheduled service between Prague and Doha, the capital of Qatar, it will also offer the option of connecting to flight within the carrier’s Asian and Australian networks.

Qatar Airways also announced it will be the first airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband on flights starting this summer, will be improving online entertainment and launching a new design for business class.

“Seamless connectivity is part of our passenger’s lifestyle requirements on the ground and is fast becoming a minimum expectation for travel in the air. In order to not just meet these expectations, but to exceed them, I am delighted to announce this partnership with Inmarsat, the leading provider of airborne broadband connectivity. … The new destinations announced today mean that we can now bring these innovative and world-class products to even more travelers around the world,” Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said in a news release. Qatar Airways also announced the launch of its redesigned website, set to go live in early May.

Qatar Airways also unveiled its new Business Class experience, Qsuite, to consumers in the Middle East for the first time.

Qsuite features the industry’s first double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors allow people traveling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialize together.

The first Qsuites will be retrofitted onto existing Qatar Airways aircraft from June onwards, at a rate of about one plane per month. The first destinations to feature the Qsuites are due to be London, Paris and New York.

The airline celebrates its 20th year of operations. Known for introducing industry firsts, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 195 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. New destinations being launched in 2017 include Nice, Chang Mai, Dublin and Skopje.

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