Qatar Airways introduces Boeing 777 on Mumbai-Doha route

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Mumbai, Apr 1 (UNI) Qatar Airways today announced introduction of its state-of-the-art Boeing 777 aircraft on the Mumbai-Doha route, giving passengers a long-haul experience on a short-haul flight.

Capable of flying 14 hours non-stop, the Boeing 777 has been deployed to the India's financial centre, enabling passengers to experience the superb in-flight facilities of the long-haul jetliner, the airline said in a release here.

Qatar Airways, offers 42 seats in the premium cabin in a 2-2-2 configuration, with an incredible seat pitch of 78 inches. Economy Class has 293 seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

The Boeing 777s feature Qatar Airways' next generation Oryx Entertainment inflight entertainment system, offers every passenger in both Business and Economy Class a choice of more than 700 audio and video options. The interactive service includes over 150 international movies, 150 TV programmes from around the world and more than 50 games and 500 audio CDs to choose from.

Qatar Airways, which had ordered 32 Boeing 777 Extended Range (ER) and Long Range (LR) aircraft at the Dubai Air Show last year, has taken delivery of two Boeing 777-300 ERs. Apart from operating on the Mumbai route, the aircraft also serves Doha - Washington non-stop every day with a flight time of around 14 hours.

The carrier's remaining Boeing 777s are due to be inducted into Qatar Airways' fleet from this summer.

Passengers on the Mumbai-Doha route will be able to continue to Washington DC on the same aircraft or connect onto a diverse range of exciting cities across Europe, West Asia, Africa or North America.

Starting November 10, Qatar Airways will introduce the Long Range version of the Boeing 777 on the Doha-Houston route, the carrier's third US destination, with a flight time of under 17 hours non-stop.

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