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Qatar Airways is the main airline in Qatar, and is based in the capital city of Doha. This airline operates to all the leading destinations in the world. It is also one of just six airlines to be awarded the prestigious five star rating by Skytrax – a United Kingdom based consultancy which conducts research and surveys on commercial airlines.
The airline offers a broad spectrum of flights to over 100 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia. Qatar is also one of just six airlines to be awarded the prestigious five star rating by Skytrax.
Qatar Airways currently flies to 84 destinations in 52 countries around the world, including Europe, Africa and North America. Qatar Airways Cargo, its freight branch airline, flies to 21 of these destinations. The airline was established in late November, 1993. The airline flies from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to their hub in Doha on a daily basis. From their hub they connect travellers to over 150 destinations around the world.
Qatar Airways uses their brand new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners on all their flights to and from South Africa. The Dreamliners can accommodate 22 passengers in Business class and 232 passengers in economy class. The airline currently owns and operates more than 160 aircraft. The airline also has an astonishing 340 aircraft on order. These include Airbus’s new A380 and A350 aircraft and Boeing’s 777 and 787 models. The new aircraft will reduce the airline’s carbon emissions and increase fuel efficiency.
First and business class passengers are allowed two pieces of carry-on baggage that may not exceed a total weight of 15kg combined. Economy class passengers may carry on one piece of baggage that can weigh up to 7kg only.
First and business class passengers are allowed two pieces of baggage that may weigh up to 65kg combined. Economy class passengers can also fly with two pieces of baggage, however they may only weigh up to 45kg combined. No single bag may weigh more than 32kg.
Airport check in opens 3 hours and closes one hour before departure. Online check in is available 48 hours before and closes 90 minutes before departure.
Qatar Airways operates a three tier class option from South Africa. Passengers can fly in first, business or economy class with Qatar Airways.
Qatar airways is a full service airline. All food and drink costs have been included in your airfare.
Qatar airways allows pets to fly in the cargo hold of the plane in specialized travel boxes. Passengers will have to contact the airline directly to make a booking for their pets.
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