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Qatar Airways launches Houston Flights

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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 Houston.

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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