DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced that commencing November 3, the airline will operate a new non-stop five-time weekly route from Doha to 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 more than 100 destinations in Doha, the new non-stop route will benefit passengers throughout the Qatar Airways’ global network.
The route will be operated by Qatar Airways’ fleet of state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which feature 22 seats in Business Class, 232 seats in Economy Class, and boast a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems.
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 those travelling from around the world 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 direct to Doha and onwards to any of our many international destinations.”
All passengers using the new services will also experience Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar Airways’ new home. 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.
Daily 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
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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