DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has increased daily capacity to the popular family holiday destination Cape Town, with the introduction of a Boeing 777 serving the route from this month. This means an additional 158 seats per day from Doha to Cape Town for passengers looking to enjoy South Africa’s holiday season.
Passengers from around the world and key cities such as London, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Perth, Beijing and Hong Kong now have more opportunity to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Cape Town. Visitors can soak up the spectacular views of Table Mountain, explore beautiful scenic beaches or take up the adventurous garden route with its natural beauty and charm, attracting outdoor-enthusiasts.
Qatar Airways has been successfully serving Cape Town from its Doha hub since 2005 and started its operations with four weekly flights via Johannesburg. Due to popular demand, the airline has been steadily upgrading its operations to Cape Town. Qatar Airways de-linked Cape Town from Johannesburg and started operating a direct five-times-weekly service from November 2014. The airline then started operating with a full non-stop daily service to Cape Town in October 2015.
The Doha–Cape Town route, which was previously served with the Boeing 787 offering 254 seats, will now be operated with the Boeing 777, which offers a total of 412 seats across its Business and Economy Classes. Passengers in every seat across both cabins will enjoy a fully interactive personal audio and video entertainment system with up to 3,000 options.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Africa, Middle East & Pakistan, Mr. Ehab Amin, said: “Qatar Airways is anticipating increased travel to Cape Town during the busy winter travel season, and as such we are happy to provide our passengers with greater choice when they make their travel plans. Cape Town is a hugely popular destination for leisure travel with its fantastic blend of nature, culture and wildlife. Whether it is mountain biking, surfing, sea kayaking, visiting historical places or even shopping, Cape Town offers every discerning traveller a memorable holiday experience.”
All services from Cape Town route through Doha’s Hamad International Airport, featuring more than 70 shops and more than 30 restaurants, a 100-room hotel, a spa including 25-metre indoor swimming pool, squash courts and gymnasium. The state-of-the-art airport was designed with the passenger experience as a top priority, and has already won several awards in its first two years of operations.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and has one of the youngest fleets in the sky. Currently serving more than 150 global destinations with 191 aircraft, the multiple award-winning airline has more than 350 aircraft on order valued at more than US$90 billion.
Cape Town – Doha Daily Flight Schedules:
Doha (DOH) to Cape Town (CPT) QR1369 departs: 02:45 arrives: 11:30
Cape Town (CPT) to Doha (DOH) QR1370 departs: 12:50 arrives: 23:20
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 191 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 191 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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