ROUTES ASIA: Qatar Airways Boosts Operations to Johannesburg

Qatar Airways is significantly enhancing its operations to South Africa by increasing weekly frequencies to Johannesburg and by deploying its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights to the Southern African with effect from May 1, 2014. Three flights per week will be added to the current daily schedule to Johannesburg, bringing the total frequency on the route to 10 services each week.

The new services will significantly improve connections to destinations across Qatar Airways’ global network, and will particularly offer business and leisure passengers excellent daily connections to popular routes in the Far East such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Manila.

To coincide with the start of the additional services, Qatar Airways will also be introducing the state-of-the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner on all services to South Africa with the type being deployed on flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as from Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo.

“In line with our commitment to offer our passengers more choice and the most exceptional travel experience, we are delighted to increase frequencies to South Africa and also to introduce Qatar Airways’ 787 Dreamliner on our routes to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Maputo,” said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive officer, Qatar Airways.

“Our 787 Dreamliners give passengers a superb onboard experience with specially designed interiors, spacious cabins and custom-made seats in both Business and Economy Class, which enables us to offer an exciting and unique product for passengers travelling from Southern Africa”, he added.