Since early 2015, Qatar Airways’ CEO has been promising a new “super business class” product, and that after we see it there is “really not need for first class.” While they’ve pushed back the release date on this product over and over, it looks like the product will finally be introduced shortly.
Qatar Airways will be unveiling their new “super business class” at ITB Berlin this year. There’s even a countdown on Qatar Airways’ website about the big reveal, which will occur at 11AM Berlin time on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
While Qatar Airways is tight-lipped about the new product, it looks like by adjusting the lighting on the “reveal” picture they posted, you can get a sense of what the product will look like. It’s not a great picture, but is better than nothing. MYT332 on airliners.net changed the contrast on one of the pictures Qatar Airways posted, which revealed the following:
Qatar Airways’ new business class will feature fully enclosed suites, though they’re not the first airline to announce such a product. Delta is also introducing fully enclosed suites in business class on their A350s, so it remains to be seen how Qatar Airways’ product compares.
In my opinion Qatar Airways already has the world’s best business class product, so if they improve it even further, then they are taking business class to the next level.
I can’t wait to see this product, and hopefully to fly it sometime soon. The product should take flight on one of Qatar Airways’ new 777-300ER aircraft, to be delivered this year.