Qatar Airways increase South American capacity by 198 seats a day

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  • Qatar Airways upgrades aircraft for Brazil and Argentina routes.
  • Capacity to increase by 198 seats a day.

Qatar Airways is to expand their capacity to Brazil and Argentina by 40pc from December 1 2016, when upgrading its existing aircraft for both routes from a Boeing 777-200LR, to a Boeing 777-300ER.

The upgrade will mean an additional 99 seats a day from Doha to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires up from 259 seats to 358 seats.

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Qatar Airways vice-president of the Americas, Günter Saurwein, said: “Passenger demand from both the leisure and business segments has grown consistently since the launch of both routes in June 2010. We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to our passengers and are looking forward to increasing Qatar Airways’ presence in South America. The region is a strong contributor to our route network and these additional seats will enable leisure and business segments to flourish.

“The dedication to service sets the airline apart, and we welcome passengers to experience the genuine hospitality and warmth on-board.”

All flights to South America feature three full meal services with three cuisine options in economy class, including vegetarian meals and complimentary beverages. In business class, Qatar Airways offers a bespoke dine-on-demand service where premium passengers can select a five-course meal.

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Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 offers 42 seats in business class and 316 in economy class. The airline was recently voted World’s Best Business Class and features a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system, Oryx One, with up to 3,000 options including movies, TV series, music and games.

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