From December 1, 2016, Qatar Airways will be boosting the capacity on each of its South American gateways, upgrading the existing 259-seater Boeing 777-200LR serving the routes to a 358-seater Boeing 777-300ER.
The upgrade to the Extended Range aircraft will provide an additional 99 seats per day from the airline’s capital in Doha to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Enthusing on the news was vice president of The Americas, Qatar Airways, Günter Saurwein: “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.”
Saurwein added: “The dedication to service sets the airline apart, and we welcome passengers to experience the genuine hospitality and warmth on-board.”
The Qatari airline’s flights to South America offer three full meal services with three cuisine options in economy class, including vegetarian meals and complimentary beverages. In business class, the carrier offers a bespoke dine-on-demand service where premium passengers can select a five course meal at their leisure.
The Boeing 777 aircraft boasts 42 seats in business class and 316 in economy class, and features a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system, Oryx One, with up to 3,000 options including the latest movies, TV series, music and games.