DOHA, – Qatar Airways will introduce additional capacity, to its two South American gateways from Dec 1, when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing 777-200LR, to a Boeing 777-300ER.

Qatar news Agency (QNA) reports that, the upgrade to the Extended Range aircraft will provide an additional 99 seats per day, from the airline’s capital in Doha, to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.

Qatar Airways existing aircraft operating on the route is the Boeing 777-200LR with 259 seats, will increase to 358 seats.

“Passenger demand from both the leisure and business segments has grown consistently, since the launch of both routes in June 2010. We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to our passengers and are looking forward to increasing Qatar Airways’ presence in South America. The region is a strong contributor to our route network and these additional seats will enable leisure and business segments to flourish,” said Gunter Saurwein, Qatar Airways Vice President of The Americas.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines, operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.

Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 190 aircraft, flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations, across six continents.

Source: Nam News Network