28 NOVEMBER 2016
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A major upgrade to its Doha – Cape Town service was announced last week by Qatar Airways with the introduction of a 412-seat Boeing 777 on the route to replace the airline’s 254-seat B787.
The 777 has a Business Class and Economy Class configuration, with every seat across both cabins featuring an interactive personal audio and video entertainment system with up to 3,000 options.
The switch means an additional 158 seats per day from Doha to Cape Town, with connections from Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Paris and Perth.
Qatar Airways has been serving Cape Town from the Doha hub since 2005, starting operations with four weekly flights via Johannesburg. The airline says the service has been upgraded steadily as demand has risen.
The airline de-linked Cape Town from Johannesburg and started operating a direct five-a-week service from November 2014. It then started operating with a full non-stop daily service to Cape Town in October last year.
Regional senior vice-president Ehab Amin said: “Qatar Airways is anticipating increased travel to Cape Town during the busy winter travel season, and we are happy to provide our passengers with greater choice when they make their travel plans.”
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