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Qatar Airways announces extra capacity to Cape Town

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Airline to fly Boeing 777 on its daily Cape Town services

Qatar Airways has increased daily capacity to Cape Town with the introduction of a Boeing 777 to serve the popular family holiday destination. This means an additional 158 seats per day to the city for passengers looking to enjoy South Africa’s holiday season.

UK travellers can fly with Qatar Airways from London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham to Cape Town via the airline’s state-of-the-art home and hub in Doha. Upon arrival, visitors can soak up the spectacular views of Table Mountain, explore beautiful scenic beaches or take up the adventurous garden route with its natural beauty and charm, attracting outdoor-enthusiasts.



Qatar Airways has been serving Cape Town from its Doha hub since 2005, starting operations with four weekly flights via Johannesburg. Due to popular demand, the airline has been steadily upgrading its services, with a full non-stop daily service to the city launched in October 2015.



Qatar Airways Country Manager, UK & Ireland, Morena Bronzetti said: “Whether it is mountain biking, surfing, sea kayaking, visiting historical places or even shopping, Cape Town offers every discerning traveller a memorable holiday experience. We are anticipating increased travel between the UK and Cape Town during the busy winter travel season, as such; we are delighted to provide our passengers with even greater choice when making their travel plans to this popular destination.” 



The Doha to Cape Town route - which was previously served with the Boeing 787 offering 254 seats - will now be operated with the Boeing 777, which offers a total of 412 seats across its Business and Economy Classes. Passengers in every seat across both cabins will enjoy a fully interactive personal audio and video entertainment system with up to 3,000 options.



Qatar Airways’ daily departures from the UK allow for quick and easy onward connections to the South African capital. Passengers from Edinburgh can be in Cape Town in just 18 hours 15 minutes with stopover of 1 hour 35 minutes, while total journey times from Manchester and Birmingham are just 18 hours 10 minutes. When transiting at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways passengers can enjoy more than 70 shops and more than 30 restaurants, a 100-room hotel, a spa including 25-metre indoor swimming pool, squash courts and gymnasium. The state-of-the-art airport was designed with the passenger experience as a top priority, and has already won several awards in its first two years of operations.



Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and has one of the youngest fleets in the sky. Currently serving more than 150 global destinations with 191 aircraft, the multiple award-winning airline has more than 350 aircraft on order valued at more than US$90 billion.

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