Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch direct flights to Cape Town using its Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Commencing on 3 November 2014, the new route will run five times a week between Doha and the South African city. Flights depart the Qatari capital every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 0125, arriving in Cape Town at 1015. The return services will then take off at 1245, arriving back into Doha at 2230.
The route will be operated using Qatar Airways’ brand new Dreamliner, which features 22 seats in business class and 232 in economy, all with modern in-flight entertainment systems.
“We are very pleased that we are now able to offer our passengers a dedicated non-stop service between Doha and Cape Town,” said Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker.
“Cape Town has long been one of the most popular destinations with passengers throughout our worldwide network, and with the new services, we are now able to provide our customers with quicker and more convenient connections to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”
Qatar Airways currently flies three times a week to Cape Town, via Johannesburg.