Qatar Airways to introduce its fifth China route

Qatar Airways to introduce its fifth China route

Travelers who have an interest in purchasing business class tickets for flights to the People's Republic of China from the State of Qatar will soon have a new option through Qatar Airways.

Flights currently take off from Doha, the capital of Qatar, for Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing. Beginning on November 28, the airline will introduce a route to the city of Chongqing that will utilize the Airbus A330 and service passengers who hold business class airfares.

According to officials from Qatar Airways, the population in Chongqing, an industrial city, is just over 30 million. The area is considered to be a major manufacturing center.

The non-stop service will operate three times a week and help the airline provide 28 flights per week between Doha and locations in China.

"China is clearly one of the world’s most important countries on the international stage, being a pacesetter in manufacturing and helping transform the global economic landscape," said Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive officer for Qatar Airways.

Al Baker added that Chongqing is an up-and-coming city that is currently underserved by international airlines

On the Airbus A330, passengers with business class fares sit toward the front of the aircraft in 180 degree flat bed seats that have a pitch between 55 inch and 78 inch and come equipped with massage settings and a foot rest, according to the airline's website. While onboard, travelers can choose from more than 770 audio and video options, which appear on a 15.4 inch monitor. In addition, premium passengers are treated to an eclectic menu of dine-on-demand or a la carte meals that are paired with a selection of fine wines and champagnes.

The luxury travel experience for those who fly Business Class aboard Qatar Airways also extends to the airport, where ticket holders can set up shop in the Premium Terminal's Business Center at Doha International Airport. In addition to wireless internet, this space features three meeting rooms and a staff that is ready to service passengers' professional needs.

Qatar Airway's Premium Terminal, which comes equipped with a medical center, duty-free shops as well as spa and massage rooms, is also open to travelers who have purchased first class tickets from the carrier.

By Christopher Straub

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