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Qatar Airways says to launch Dreamliner to Geneva in July

Doha carrier announces substantial aircraft upgrade on the Doha to Geneva route from July 1

Qatar Airways says to launch Dreamliner to Geneva in July

Qatar Airways has announced a substantial aircraft upgrade on the Doha to Geneva route from July 1, to become the airline’s second Dreamliner route to Switzerland after Zürich.

The route, which is currently operated by an Airbus A320 with 132 seats, will be served by the Dreamliner, almost doubling capacity on the direct daily service to 254 seats, the carrier said in a statement.

The introduction of the 787 Dreamliner will further enhance the onboard experience for passengers between the two cities, in addition to increasing capacity to 80 tonnes of cargo per week carried to and from Geneva, it added.

“Qatar Airways is delighted that the high level of demand for travel to Geneva from our worldwide network warrants a higher-capacity aircraft equipped with our award-winning on board premium product, which will be introduced on the route,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

Since January 2013, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has operated the daily Doha to Zürich route and Qatar Airways was the first airline to introduce this aircraft type to the Swiss market.

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