It seems Vienna is next on Qatar Airways list to get an Airbus A350 operating to the Austrian capital.
Qatar Airways Airbus A350 at Frankfurt Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond.
The Doha to Vienna route is getting a double boost – initially with services increasing to 12 times a week in mid-August (19th August 2017). The Airbus A350-900 will be introduced from 16th September 2017, adding additional capacity.
The timetable from the 16th September looks like this:
Doha to Vienna QR189 DEPART DOH 02:45 ARRIVE VIE 07:20 Airbus A350 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays QR183 DEPART DOH 08:05 ARRIVE VIE 12:35 Airbus A350 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays QR185 DEPART DOH 15:30 ARRIVE VIE 20:05 Boeing 787-8 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Vienna to Doha QR190 DEPART VIE 11:15 ARRIVE DOH 17:25 Airbus A350 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays QR184 DEPART VIE 18:50 ARRIVE DOH 01:00+1 Airbus A350 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays QR186 DEPART VIE 22:30 ARRIVE DOH 04:50+1 Boeing 787-8 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Commences: 17th September 2017 QR189/190/183/184 operate with an Airbus A350-900 QR185 operates win a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner QR189/190 operates Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays QR183/184 operates Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays QR185/186 operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Data: RoutesOnline
The Airbus A350 will replace the existing Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, representing a seat increase. Currently, Qatar Airways operate their Boeing 787s with 22 business class seats and 232 economy seats. The Airbus A350 will operate with a larger capacity cabin – with 36 business class seats and 247 economy seats
In total, Qatar Airways will have 3251 seats a week between Doha and Vienna to fill in both directions.
What are the products like though? Given a choice – I’d fly the Airbus A350 over the Boeing 787 in the economy cabin – mainly as the seats are wider aboard a Qatar Airways A350. You can check my reviews aboard a Qatar Airways A350 and Boeing 787-8 to compare and contrast.
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