Qatar Airways upgrades Doha - KL - Bali Route to Airbus A330

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Qatar Airways has upgraded the aircraft on its popular Doha Kuala Lumpur Bali route to an Airbus A330.

All 10 weekly services between Doha and the Malaysian capital will be served with the long-range aircraft non-stop. The aircraft will also operate on all four weekly flights on the Kuala Lumpur Bali sector, a route launched in March this year. The airline launched flights to Malaysia in December 2001 with three flights a week and progressively increased capacity to the current frequency of 10 services.

The Doha Kuala Lumpur route had been operated with an Airbus A300, which is gradually being phased out of the airlines fleet. Qatar Airways is now using two aircraft types on the route an A330-200 featuring 22 Business Class seats and 259 in Economy, as well as an A330-300 with 30 Business Class seats and 275 in Economy.

The upgraded A330s feature up to 53 more seats than the A300, and offer passengers a choice of more than 80 international movies, 70 TV shows and 16 music channels, as well as more than 300 music CDs from popular and classical artists.

All passengers have access to seatback TV screens giving them the opportunity to watch programmes at the time of their choice. The fully interactive system allows passengers to forward, rewind, stop and pause their programmes giving them greater flexibility over their viewing options.

Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways Senior Manager Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia, said, The change of aircraft from the A300 to the A330-200 and A330-300 will enable us to further increase passenger traffic on the Kuala Lumpur and Bali routes ensuring more convenience and comfort for all our passengers.

"Our Bali flights have performed exceptionally well since we launched the route in March and I am delighted to say that passengers from Europe, Africa, United States and the Middle East travelling on this route will be able to enjoy greater convenience and more seating capacity in this state-of-the-art aircraft.

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