Qatar Air­ways boosts Colombo ser­vice to 4 daily non-stop flights

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

DOHA: Qatar Air­ways has an­nounced it will in­tro­duce a fourth daily non-stop ser­vice from Doha to Colombo from 1 Au­gust, 2017. In ad­di­tion two of the four daily flights will be ser­viced by the B777300ER air­craft to ac­com­mo­date the in­creased travel de­mand to and from Sri Lanka. The in­creased fre­quency and air­craft up­gauge will boost over­all ca­pac­ity to and from Colombo by 3,136 seats weekly, a 20 per cent in­crease from cur­rent weekly ca­pac­ity.

Qatar Air­ways Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Ak­bar Al Baker, said: “We are de­lighted to be able to cater to the buoy­ant leisure and busi­ness travel de­mand by in­creas­ing our fre­quency and ca­pac­ity to Colombo, the gate­way to Sri Lanka and one of the most vi­brant cities in South Asia. Be­sides our ac­claimed in­flight ser­vice, our pas­sen­gers can now also en­joy our mod­ern B777 air­craft when they travel with us on our non-stop ser­vice to Doha and on­ward to des­ti­na­tions in Europe, Amer­i­cas and the Mid­dle East. The ad­di­tional fre­quency will pro­vide pas­sen­gers with even greater flex­i­bil­ity and con­ve­nience when plan­ning their next trip with Qatar Air­ways.”

Sri Lanka’s Min­is­ter of Tourism De­vel­op­ment the John Amaratunga said: “Tourism is ex­pected to be one of Sri Lanka’s ma­jor growth en­gines as we seek to fur­ther strengthen our econ­omy. Sri Lanka, Asia’s lead­ing des­ti­na­tion for 2017, has a wealth of places wait­ing for trav­ellers to dis­cover. With the sup­port of ma­jor car­ri­ers like Qatar Air­ways which has in­vested ad­di­tional ca­pac­ity, we are con­fi­dent that Sri Lanka can achieve the tar­get of 2.5 mil­lion tourists this year.”

The Qatar Air­ways Boe­ing 777-300ER fea­tures 24 Busi­ness Class seats and 388 seats in Econ­omy Class. Be­sides a spa­cious en­vi­ron­ment through­out the en­tire air­craft, pas­sen­gers across both cab­ins can en­joy up to 3,000 en­ter­tain­ment op­tions through­out their jour­ney with Qatar Air­ways ex­ten­sive Oryx One col­lec­tions.

Busi­ness Class pas­sen­gers can re­lax in their com­fort­able, fully-flat beds with 78 inches of seat pitch. The on-de­mand a la carte menu ser­vice, lux­u­ri­ous Bric’s amenity kits cou­pled with Qatar Air­ways cabin crew’s renowned Ara­bian hos­pi­tal­ity will en­sure pas­sen­gers ar­rive at their des­ti­na­tion feel­ing re­freshed and en­er­gized.

Qatar Air­ways has re­ceived a num­ber of ac­co­lades this year, in­clud­ing Air­line of the Year by the pres­ti­gious 2017 Sky­trax World Air­line Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Air­ways has been given this global recog­ni­tion as the world’s best air­line. In ad­di­tion to be­ing voted Best Air­line by trav­ellers from around the world, Qatar’s na­tional car­rier also won a raft of other ma­jor awards at the cer­e­mony, in­clud­ing Best Air­line in the Mid­dle East, World’s Best Busi­ness Class and World’s Best First Class Air­line Lounge. Now in its twen­ti­eth year of op­er­a­tions, Qatar Air­ways has a mod­ern fleet of 200 air­craft fly­ing to busi­ness and leisure des­ti­na­tions across six con­ti­nents.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.