Qatar Airways has announced an expansion of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Kolkata starting December 1 this year.
Qatar Airways’ daily seat capacity to Kolkata has increased by more than 76% from 144 seats on the currently operated A320 to 254 seats on the 787 Dreamliner.
Qatar Airways currently operates the 787 Dreamliner twice daily to India’s capital city Delhi. “We are delighted to introduce Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner service to Kolkata, which will also redefine the in-flight experience of our passengers travelling to Doha and beyond,” said Qatar Airways vice president Indian Subcontinent, Ihab Sorial.
Qatar Airways’ 787s provide a superior experience with spacious cabins and custom-made seats in both Business and Economy Class. The airline has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 layout with 22 seats, while Economy has 232 seats in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class are reclinable with fully-flat beds.
The airline’s 787s are the world’s first fully connected Dreamliners with wireless facilities for passengers to remain in touch with friends and colleagues on the ground through the internet and SMS mobile texting service available across both Business and Economy cabins.
India remains a key market for Qatar Airways having an extensive route network offering 95 passenger flights non-stop each week from 12 gateway cities to Doha. Currently, Indian operations cover services from Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram. The airline recently announced further expansion in India with plans to re-launch operations to Nagpur, its 13th Indian gateway, with daily flights from December 1 this year.
Flight Schedules from Kolkata to Doha are: Depart Kolkata QR541 at 3.15am, arrive Doha at 6.25am. Depart Doha QR540 at 6.45pm, arrive Kolkata at 1.45am next day.
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