Report: Qatar Airways to launch new ‘super-business class’ cabins

Qatar’s national carrier is upgrading its business class offerings by rolling out new seats that can be closed off with a sliding door, according to media reports.

The new “super-business class” arrangement will initially be incorporated into the design of newly-built aircraft, likely the Boeing 777-300ER, and then the Airbus A350s, by the end of this year.

The remainder of Qatar Airways’ fleet will then get retro-fitted with the design, Australian Business Traveller quoted the airline’s CEO as saying last week during a press conference for the new Doha-Sydney route.

While Akbar Al Baker is quoted as describing the cabins as “first class at a business class fare,” the move comes as the airline is reportedly looking to phase out first class in all but its A380 aircraft.