By Andy Sambidge
Airline's CEO announces start date for its first foray into Brazil, Argentina.
Qatar Airways will launch daily flights to Brazil and Argentina from June 24, marking the airline’s first routes to South America.
Two new Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft will be deployed on new services to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires this summer, Qatar Tribune reported on Tuesday.
Flight QR921 will depart Doha International Airport daily at 7.40am, arriving in Sao Paulo at 4pm local time.
The flight continues onto Buenos Aires, arriving at 8.05pm.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker told the paper: “We have experienced incredible expansion over the years and by adding Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires to our growing network, we can proudly say Qatar Airways is a truly international airline."
Al Baker added: “We have seven new routes lined up during the first six months of 2010, and the airline plans to open up even more routes within the next 12 months as our growth strategy continues to evolve.”