Qatar Airways Increases Capacity on Cape Town Route
Qatar Airways has added 158 seats per day to its Doha-Cape Town service for the winter season, by deploying a Boeing 777-300ER on the service from this month.
The airline had previously served the South African city with 254-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner which will be replaced by a Boeing 777-300ER with a total of 412 seats in two classes.
Commenting on the move Qatar Airways senior vice president Africa, Middle East and 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.”
Qatar Airways began flying to Cape Town in 2005 with a linked service via Johannesburg, and upgraded the route to non-stop service in November 2014.