ZAGREB, 6 July 2021 – One of the world’s most modern commercial aircraft has landed this morning at a Croatian airport for the first time.
Qatar Airways’ A350-1000 aircraft landed at Zagreb Airport for the first time in history on Tuesday morning.
The A350-1000 is the longest-fuselage version of Airbus’ family of twin-aisle, wide-body jetliners. It measures almost 74 metres from nose-to-tail and can accommodate around 400 passengers.
The aircraft, which has a range of over 16,000 kilometres, first entered into service in back in 2018.
“Passengers can expect a spacious and quiet cabin, wider seats and elegant ambient lighting that contributes to a beautiful interior while also minimising the effects of jetlag,” is how Airbus describes the A350-1000.
The Qatar Airways A350-1000 aircraft landed at Zagreb Airport on a charter flight from Doha. It is set to departure from Zagreb at to George Bush Airport in Houston, Texas.
Back in April 2016, as part of its test flights, Airbus landed a A350-900 aircraft at Pula Airport in Croatia, but it was a training flight, without passengers, only a year after the aircraft of this type entered commercial operations.
Qatar Airways has 19 A350-1000 versions in its fleet.