|Source: Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways senior management pictured with senior airport officials at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, following the arrival of the airline’s A380 inaugural flight to Guangzhou.|
The inaugural A380 flight to Guangzhou was met with a warm welcome as it touched down for the first time and now represents the airline’s fourth A380 destination, after Bangkok, London and Paris. Qatar Airways became the first Middle East airline to fly to Guangzhou in 2008 with a Boeing 777.
The A380 is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of eight seats in First Class, 48 seats in Business Class and 461 in Economy Class and will serve Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, the third busiest airport in China, and the city of Guangzhou on the Pearl River Delta, home to 57 million people.
The airline currently flies a modern fleet of 186 aircraft to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.