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The most stylish and comfortable way to travel to the old capital of West Bengal is on flights from Dallas to Kolkata with Qatar Airways. You’re guaranteed a superior level of personal attention that includes plenty of seating space to stretch out and relax in real style. Try a selection of our exclusive services throughout your flight, and take your pick from a menu of delicious food created by award-winning chefs exclusively for Qatar Airways. With the care of an attentive and efficient cabin crew, and a flawless customer experience focused around you, you’ll land in Kolkata refreshed in both body and mind.
Kolkata was established centuries ago by the East India Company, and was capital of the British Raj until as recently as 1911. Visitors come here to see its grand old colonial architecture and enjoy the cultural attractions for which old Calcutta is famous. These include the huge Victoria Memorial and the historic Fort William military complex which dominates the city. The impressive Birla Planetarium is also well worth a visit when you fly to Kolkata with Qatar Airways, as is the magnificent Marble Palace.
Serving the huge area of Dallas and Fort Worth, this internationally acclaimed airport is a prime example of efficiency and a dedication to outstanding customer service.
The airport is the ninth busiest passenger airport in the world, and connects with over 200 destinations, including 55 international destinations and 147 internal US locations, making it a major air transport hub for the United States. Its reputation for high quality service and a plentiful selection of award-winning hotels. It also has a history stretching back to the 1940s.
Transportation and parking
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has a good ground transport system served by the ultra-efficient ‘Skylink’ train system, which opened in 2005. This high-speed train service is totally automated.
The double-decker trains run every two minutes and connect to all the terminals. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail service provides a link to and from Dallas itself. Some hotels provide courtesy cars and limousine services, while buses are also available 24/7 to and from both Dallas and Fort Worth. Taxis are plentiful and surprisingly cheap.
Passengers flying from Dallas-Fort Worth with Qatar Airways have access to an eight-level car park that offers over 8,000 parking spaces.
Arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Passengers flying from Dallas-Fort Worth with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal D. Air-conditioned skyways connect the terminal to the adjoining car park. There are 30 gates, some of which are designed to take the double-decker Airbus A380.
Facilities and amenities
The sheer size of Dallas-Fort Worth international airport means that there are plenty of facilities and amenities available for passengers. Terminal D has plenty of relaxation areas, as well as a selection of retail outlets selling everything from cowboy hats and boots through to fine quality perfumes, jewellery and accessories.
There are ATMs positioned throughout the Terminal D departure area, as well as mother and baby changing areas, and relaxation and wellness centres. Wi-Fi is available throughout the public areas. A cross-section of both on-the-go TexMex cuisine and gourmet restaurants provide everything from a coffee and Danish through to a full, three-course meal.
Formerly known as Calcutta, this huge city is the second largest in India and one of the country’s true commercial powerhouses. A juxtaposition of ultra-modern developments and traditional values, it’s a maelstrom of sounds, smells and sites that can be almost overwhelming to start with. But you’ll also find this to be an incredibly friendly city, and once you’ve adjusted to the frenetic pace of life here, truly inspiring too.
Book a flight to Kolkata with Qatar Airways and you’ll be immersed in a truly unique destination from the moment you step off the plane. There are moments of serenity to be discovered in its parks and gardens, before you’re off again, swept along on a tide of energy and enthusiasm.
Kolkata is a vast city, so it pays to plan your trip carefully so that you can see the best that each region has to offer. In central Kolkata your focal point is the magnificent open parkland known as Maidan, which offers a tranquil respite from the traffic and noise for a while. Close by you’ll find a clutch of attractions including the imposing citadel of Fort William (visits by prior arrangement only), and the city’s most famous landmark, the towering Victoria Monument, carved from white marble.
Head to northern Kolkata and you’ll discover the beautiful Nakhoda Mosque, the city’s largest and a truly stunning example of Islamic architecture and art. The Marble Palace, built in 1835, is a must see, set in a perfectly manicured acre of tropical gardens.
The south of the city is a little less congested and is known for its open spaces, including the park and boating lake of Rabindra Sarovar and the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the second oldest golf club in the world. You’ll also find the wonderfully lively Big Bazaar, where you can buy just about anything you can imagine.
Flights to Kolkata with Qatar Airways land at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Kolkata please check the visa and passport requirements.
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