Qatar Airways to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town
02/09/2014 3:26 pm EDT


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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.

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