Starting from August 2, Qatar Airways will increase the capacity of its planes flying to Budapest.The Doha based five star airline flies to BUD featuring 182 seats in Business Class and up to 170 seats in Economy. This allows Qatar Airways to deliver 38 more passengers with the extended body aircraft on the Doha-Budapest route. Whilst 220 passengers could be seated, passengers can look forward to exceptional levels of comfort as there are ‘only’ 182 seats featured by Qatar Airways.
It was only one and a half year ago that Qatar Airways launched its four weekly flights to Budapest with A320s. Thanks to the excellent service on board and the shorter journey to Asia, Australia and Africa, the new flight gained popularity very soon and from September 2011 there have been daily flights to Budapest. This capacity increase marks that the market confirms Qatar hopes of the BUD flight. Not only Middle East and Gulf Region destinations play a part in this but passengers flying with Qatar Airlines from Africa, Asia and Australia can reach their destinations 4-5 hours earlier than withtransferring at a busy and crowded airport elsewhere in Europe.
Qatar Airways which is worthily named the five star airline of the world has proved once again that they donot sit around waiting. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker was handed the ‘World’s Best Airline award by Skytrax for the second consecutive year at the Farnborough Air Show. The UK based Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.
“I am extremely proud of the adulation given once again by the very people who fly - the travelling public, for their support and faith in Qatar Airways,” said Al Baker, speaking after being presented with the awards.
Qatar Airways CEO added: “Qatar Airways set out on a mission 15 years ago when we launched to be the world’s best airline and spread the airline’s quality brand to all corners of the world.”
Qatar Airways introduced only a few days ago its Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin, which is scheduled toenter its first long-haul commercial service on the Doha – London Heathrow route.
The Doha-based airline is preparing to take delivery of five 787s during 2012. Qatar Airways’ new 787s will feature a total of 254 seats in a two-class configuration of 22 in Business Class and 232 in Economy. The new aircrafts with a flying distance up to 14500 kilometreswill be used primarily on Qatar Airways' Far East routes.