Qatar Airways has launched daily non-stop
scheduled flights between Doha and Houston.
The new route gives Qatar Airways its third
daily non-stop service to America, supplementing existing daily
services to Washington D.C. and New York City. It is also the
airline’s first foray into America’s southern states.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer
Akbar Al Baker said, “Qatar Airways makes history
by connecting the world’s energy capitals of Doha and Houston. It
is with great pride that we are able to offer the business and
leisure communities of these two great cities – and cities within
the United States and across the Middle East and beyond – with a
great new direct flight.
“With a flying time under 17
hours, this clearly is the longest flight in Qatar Airways’ route
network and one of the longest non-stop services in the world
using our two state-of-the-art Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft
dedicated to this route.”
The airline’s daily service to
Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport offers
flexibility and convenience to business and leisure
travelers alike. The Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft
operating on the route offers a two-class configuration
of 259 seats.
In Business Class, there
are 42 seats with passengers able to enjoy comfort and space
offering a pitch of up to 78 inches with each seat converting into
180-degree fully flat beds. With a 2–2–2 seat configuration,
Business Class passengers are assured of either a window or aisle
seat and plenty of space.
In Economy Class, seat space is
above the industry average with a pitch of up to 34 inches
offering significant leg room, while the 217 seats in a 3-3-3
configuration are the among most spacious of any airline flying to
Regardless of class of travel,
passengers can enjoy the next generation interactive
in-flight entertainment onboard with a choice of more
than 700 audio and video on demand options.
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