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Qatar Airways expands South Africa operations

23 Feb 2015 by Clement Huang

Qatar Airways (QR) is expanding its South Africa operations with the launch of a new service to Durban, while simultaneously increasing its frequency to Johannesburg.

Cape Town

There is a lack of direct flights between Asia and South Africa, which means connections (e.g. through QR’s base in Doha) are often necessary and a popular means of commuting between the two regions.

Effective from December 17, the Gulf carrier will launch four new weekly flights to Durban via Johannesburg. The change means that QR will also be bumping its existing 10 weekly flights to Johannesburg to a double-daily service.

Johannesburg

Meanwhile, QR will also begin flying to Cape Town daily from October 1 – up from five times weekly. The launch date ensures that the airline takes full advantage of the busy winter travel season. 

All three aforementioned routes will be operated by the B787 Dreamliner. Featuring a two-class configuration, the aircraft offers 22 fully flat seats in business class and 232 in economy.

Durban

The Doha – Johannesburg – Durban schedules starting from December 17 are:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Depart Doha QR1365 at 0745, arrive Johannesburg at 1520

Depart Johannesburg QR1365 at 1620, arrive Durban at 1735

Depart Durban QR1366 at 1900, arrive Johannesburg at 2015

Depart Johannesburg QR1366 at 2115, arrive Doha at 0605 (next day)

The Doha – Johannesburg double daily schedules starting from December 17 are:

Depart Doha QR1363 at 0125, arrive Johannesburg at 0845

Depart Johannesburg QR1364 at 1430, arrive Doha at 2320

Depart Doha QR1365 at 0745, arrive Johannesburg at 1520

Depart Johannesburg QR1366 at 2115, arrive Doha at 0605 (next day)

The Doha – Cape Town daily flight schedules starting from October 1 are:

Depart Doha QR1369 at 0120, arrive Cape Town at 1015

Depart Cape Town QR1370 at 1245, arrive Doha at 2250

For more information, visit qatarairways.com

Clement Huang

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