Posted on September 14, 2015

Qatar Airways has announced an expansion of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Kolkata starting 1st December 2015.

The increase in demand for travel to and from the region and the airline’s steadfast commitment to the Indian market has resulted in the introduction of the state-of-the-art Dreamliner on the daily flights between Doha and Kolkata bringing an additional capacity of more than 76% compared to the A320 which is being operated on the route. Qatar Airways’ daily seat capacity to Kolkata has nearly doubled from 144 seats on the A320 to 254 seats on the 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Qatar Airways currently operates the 787 Dreamliner twice daily to capital city Delhi. “We are delighted to introduce Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner service to Kolkata, which will not only offer an increase in capacity to the route but will also redefine the in-flight experience of our passengers travelling to Doha and beyond,” said Qatar Airways Vice President Indian Subcontinent, Ihab Sorial.

Qatar Airways’ 787s provide a superior experience with spacious cabins and custom-made seats in both Business and Economy Class. The airline has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 layout with 22 seats, while Economy has 232 seats in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class are reclinable with fully-flat beds. The airline’s 787s are the world’s first fully connected Dreamliners with wireless facilities for passengers to remain in touch with friends and colleagues on the ground through the internet and SMS mobile texting service available across both Business and Economy cabins. The 787 Dreamliners complement the ultra-luxurious customer service and experience Qatar Airways offers its passengers. 

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Daily flights from Kolkata connect via Doha to popular business and leisure cities in Qatar Airways’ global network including Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Miami, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and more, with easy and seamless connections with an average transit time of around two hours at Doha’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport. Passengers can use the connecting time to take advantage of the many services available at Hamad International Airport, from the free Wi-Fi to play areas for children, and multiple quiet areas to relax, as well as an amazing array of duty free shopping and eating options.

India remains a key market for Qatar Airways having an extensive route network offering 95 passenger flights non-stop each week from 12 gateway cities to Doha. Currently, Indian operations cover services from Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Trivandrum. The airline recently announced further expansion in India with plans to re-launch operations to Nagpur, its 13th Indian gateway, with daily flights from 1st December 2015.

Flight Schedules from Kolkata to Doha are:

Depart Kolkata QR541 at 03:15, arrive Doha at 06:25

Depart Doha QR540 at 18:45, arrive Kolkata at 01:45 next day