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QATAR AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH NON-STOP FLIGHTS TO CAPE TOWN

Passengers to benefit from convenient and quicker non-stop Qatar Airways service between Cape Town and Doha

The new non-stop flight, commencing November 3, will be operated with the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner

02 Sep 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced that commencing November 3, the airline will operate a new non-stop five-times-weekly service between Doha and Cape Town, South Africa. 

Cape Town, which is currently served three-times-a-week via Johannesburg, is one of the airline’s most popular African destinations. Now, thanks to continuous growth of the airline’s fleet and increasing passenger demand to the South African city, the airline is offering non-stop services to Cape Town for the first time.

With excellent connections to the world via Doha, the new non-stop route will benefit passengers throughout Qatar Airways’ global network.

The route will be operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which features 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, with the latest interactive inflight entertainment system featuring over 1000 options available in all cabin classes. 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are very pleased that we are now able to offer our passengers a dedicated non-stop service between Doha and Cape Town. Cape Town has long been one of the most popular destinations with passengers throughout our worldwide network, and with the new services, we are now able to provide our customers with quicker and more convenient connections to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We also look forward to our passengers from Cape Town experiencing our five-star service as they fly with us non-stop to Doha and onwards to over 140 destinations.” 

All Qatar Airways passengers now fly through the airline's new hub in Doha - Hamad International Airport. The brand new facility offers passengers an unprecedented range of services with more than 70 retail outlets, more than 30 cafes and restaurants, and multiple five-star services, including a pool, a gym, squash courts and luxurious lounges. 

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, and is currently flying a modern fleet of 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Non-stop DOHA to/from CAPE TOWN: (all times local).

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 
QR 1369 departs Doha (DOH) at 01:25; arrives Cape Town (CPT) at 10:15
QR 1370 departs Cape Town (CPT) at 12:45; arrives Doha (DOH) at 23:30

For image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157646918838335/

Notes to Editors:

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second time consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion.

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For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

For further information contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com