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Qatar Airways launches Daily Direct Flights to New York’s JFK International Airport

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Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to New York’s JFK International Airport with a new non-stop service linking America’s financial centre with Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.

The new route gives Qatar Airways its second daily non-stop service to America, supplementing existing daily services to the capital, Washington DC.

The JFK service replaces Qatar Airways’ one-stop, six-times-a-week operation between Doha and Newark Liberty International Airport, gateway to New York City, which was introduced in June 2007.

Passenger demand to New York’s JFK International prompted Qatar Airways to move the flights. As part of the new schedules, Qatar Airways’ Geneva service, which was linked to Newark, is now a dedicated non-stop service from Doha, operating four-times-a-week.

Beginning 30th March 2009, Qatar Airways will step up its presence in the US market by linking Doha and Houston.

The New York JFK route is operated with Qatar Airways’ fourth and newest Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft, which was delivered by the US aircraft manufacturer just days before the launch. The aircraft features 335 seats in a two-class configuration of 42 seats in Business and 293 in Economy.

With a 2–2–2 configuration in Business Class and each seat converting to 180-degree flat beds offering a generous pitch of 78 inches, together with individual TV screens measuring 15.4 inches, it is one of the most spacious premium cabins in the skies today. The Economy Class cabin, in a 3–3–3 configuration, has a seat pitch of up to 34-inches and 10.6-inch TV screens, designed to offer optimum viewing. Both Business and Economy class cabins offer in-seat PC power supply and touch-screen inflight entertainment (IFE).

The aircraft features a revamped IFE system, Oryx Entertainment, offering each passenger more than 700 audio and visual options, and individual control of their entertainment.

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