20-Aug-2013 9:27 AM

Qatar Airway to extend its 787 route network to India

Qatar Airways announced (19-Aug-2013) plans to extend its Boeing 787 route network to India with the launch of services to/from Delhi and Bangalore from 01-Sep-2013. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, said, "We are delighted to introduce Qatar Airways' Dreamliner on two of our important Indian routes. The introduction of our Dreamliner service provides our passengers with an unbeatable level of service and comfort besides reiterating our firm belief in the 787s unrivalled capabilities and the value it will add to Qatar Airways' plans to continue delivering on its promise of quality." Qatar Airway' 787s are configured with 254 seats with business configured 1-2-1 with 22 seats, while economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3-3-3 layout. All seats in business class are fully reclinable. Qatar Airways said India remains to be a key market for the carrier, which offers 95 weekly services to India to 12 destinations. [more - original PR]

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