Qatar Airways extends Dreamliner service [Travel & Tourism News]
(Travel & Tourism News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) QATAR Airways has announced plans to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Delhi and Bangalore September. The introduction of the state-of-the-art Dreamliner service promises the airlines' passengers with an unparalleled level of service, comfort and travel experience.
Qatar Airways has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially-designed interiors. Business Class is configured 1–2–1 with 22 seats, while Economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class can be fully-reclined.
India remains to be a key market for Qatar Airways having an extensive route network offering 95 passenger flights non-stop each week from 12 gateway cities to Doha. Currently, Indian operations cover daily services to Doha from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Chennai and Bangalore, together with 11-flights-a-week from Cochin and double daily flights from Delhi. Flights from India connect via Doha to popular cities in Qatar Airways' global network including London, New York, Montreal, Washington, Dubai, Nairobi, Paris, Frankfurt and Oslo.
Qatar Airways has taken delivery of eight of its 60 Dreamliners and has been flying the aircraft from Doha to Dubai, London, Munich, Stockholm, Riyadh, Jeddah, Zurich and Frankfurt. The airline will also be flying the Dreamliner to Oslo and Copenhagen from this month.
Qatar Airways has so far launched seven destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq) and Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20). The network will grow further with Chengdu, China (September 3) and the newly-announced routes of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 28) and Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014).
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