Qatar Airways is to launch daily passenger
flights to Chicago from 10 April 2013.
The non-stop service from
Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, will be the carrier’s fourth
USA gateway, following daily operations to New York (JFK),
Washington (IAD) and Houston (IAH).
The carrier, which already operates twice-weekly
cargo flights to Chicago O’Hare, will use its flagship long-haul
Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft on the Doha –
Chicago route with an approximate flying time of 15 hours.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer,
Baker, said, “As Qatar Airways continues its aggressive expansion,
we are pleased to finally offer another gateway in the United
States, this time to the ‘The Windy City’ of Chicago, five years
after we began operations to North America ... Chicago is a
key route for business and leisure travellers alike, connecting
them from destinations across India, Africa, Middle East and Asia
Pacific with a one-stop service via Doha to the Midwest.”
Chicago has a population of nearly three million people,
attracting millions of tourists and business travellers every
For tourists visiting Chicago, attractions include
Millennium Park, Navy Pier, Architectural River Cruise and the
iconic Willis Tower – the tallest building in North America.
Chicago is also home to a huge sports industry with well known
teams – Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago
Cubs and Chicago White Sox – covering a variety of different
sports attracting travelling fans from around the world.
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 aircraft operating on the Chicago route
will feature 335 seats in a two-class configuration of 42 Business
Class seats and 293 in Economy.
Business Class, configured
in a spacious 2–2–2 layout, features seats that convert into
fully-flat horizontal beds, 17 inch individual TV monitors and an
award-winning dining experience.
The airline’s Economy
Class has a seat pitch of up to 34 inches and seating in a
Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Display and
Inside the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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