It is announced by Qatar Airways (QA) that it is going to introduce Dreamliner service in India by expanding Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network. Qatar Airways is going to launch its airline services in India from Kolkata. It announced that by December 1st, they are going to expand their Dreamliner route network in India. There is quite increase seen in travel demand to and from the region which made the Airlines introduce a Dreamliner route in India. As soon an increase in passenger traffic, QA decided to start Dreamliner service on daily flights travelling between Doha and Kolkata increasing the capacity by 76 percent compared to A320 flights operating on the same route. With the newly added Dreamliner service, the sea capacity per day has increased twice from 144 seats to 254 seats. Initially, A320 operated on this route provided 144 seat capacity but with the introduction of 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the seating capacity increased by 254 seats.
At present, QA is operating 787 Dreamliner service to capital city Delhi twice per day. Ihab Sorial, the vice president of Qatar Airways for the Indian subcontinent, said that they are extremely happy to introduce their Dreamliner service to Kolkata increasing the capacity. He added that along with an increase in capacity to the route, the passengers’ opinion will change to a great experience, in particular, the opinion of those passengers who are travelling to Doha and other places. Qatar Airways’ 787 Dreamline is going to give awesome experience to the passengers providing spacious cabins and comfortable seats throughout the aircraft, especially in Business and Economy class. The total number of custom-made seats available both in Economy and Business classes are 254 seats with special interiors designed. A 1-2-1 layout arrangement is seen in Business class with total 22 seats while 3-3-3 layout is seen in Economy class with total 232 seats. Moreover, all the Business class seats have reclinable facility transforming into fully-flat beds.
There are many flights which are operating from Kolkata to other popular business cities of Qatar Airways global network. All these flights will reach the respective business cities via Doha. Qatar Airways global network has many business and leisure cities in it. New York, Houston, Washington D.C., Paris, London, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Dubai and many other countries are included in Qatar Airlines global network. Thus, the newly introduced 787 Dreamline flights are going to connect these cities within short transit time of about two hours at Hamad International Airport, Doha. With the introduction of new Dreamline service, India is going to turn out to be a key market for Qatar Airways offering extensive network of 95 passenger flights providing non-stop service every week from 12 different cities belonging to gateway network to Doha. Present, QA is going to carry out Indian operations covering services from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Trivandrum, Cochin, Kozhikode, Amritsar, Chennai and Ahmadabad. Qatar Airlines announced recently that it is going to expand its services further re-launching operations to Nagpur from 1st December. It is going to be the 13th Indian gateway providing daily flights daily.