Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, has removed its first-class seats from its future long-haul aircraft.
This strategic decision, announced by CEO Akbar Al Baker, shows a departure from the airline’s luxury offerings.
Al Baker justified the move by stating that the current business-class experience already provides passengers with a wide range of amenities and perks, making the addition of luxurious first-class seats “unnecessary.”
“Why should you invest in a subclass of an aeroplane that already gives you all the amenities that first class gives you,” said Al Baker, speaking in an exclusive hour-long interview in Istanbul on Saturday. “I don’t see the necessity.”