By Staff writer
Airline will add 99 additional seats on the flights
Qatar Airways will increase its capacity to Brazil and Argentina by 40 percent starting December 1, 2016 when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing 777-200LR, to a Boeing 777-300ER.
The upgrade will offer additional 99 seats per day from Doha to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, upgrading the current 259 seats on the current aircraft to 358 seats.
QA flights from the two cities offer shortest travel times from South America to cities such as Bangkok, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beirut, Singapore, Delhi and Maldives amongst others.
“Passenger demand from both the leisure and business segments have 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,” said Qatar Airways vice president of The Americas Gunter Saurwein.
“The region is a strong contributor to our route network and these additional seats will enable leisure and business segments to flourish,” he added.