QA to increase capacity to Brazil, Argentina by 40%
aTP- Arab tourism portal News- Qatar Airways has announced that it will introduce additional capacity to its two South American gateways from December 1, when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing 777-200LR, to a 777-300ER.
The upgrade to the Extended Range aircraft will provide an additional 99 seats per day from the airline’s hub in Doha to Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
The number of seats will increase from the current 259 to 358, which works out to a nearly 40% rise in capacity, the carrier has said in a statement.Commercial passenger traffic from the two cities to Qatar Airways’ network of more than 150 destinations via Doha provides travellers with “some of the shortest travel times” from South America to popular destinations such as Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beirut, Singapore, Delhi and Maldives, and many other places “can be conveniently reached” via Qatar Airways’ Doha hub, the statement notes.
Qatar Airways vice-president of the Americas, Günter Saurwein, said: “Passenger demand from both the leisure and business segments has grown consistently since the launch of the two routes in June 2010. We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to our passengers and are looking forward to increasing Qatar Airways’ presence in South America.
The region is a strong contributor to our route network and these additional seats will enable leisure and business segments to flourish.”All flights to South America feature three full meal services with three cuisine options in Economy Class, including vegetarian meals and complimentary beverages.
In Business Class, Qatar Airways offers a bespoke dine-on-demand service where premium passengers can select a five-course meal at their leisure.
The airline was recently recognized for having the World’s Best Business Class and features a “state-of-the-art” in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, with up to 3,000 options that include the latest movies, TV series, music and games, the statement adds.