April 05, 2016: Qatar Airways has announced a substantial aircraft upgrade on the Doha (DOH) to Geneva (GVA) route from July 1, 2016, to become the airline’s second Dreamliner route to Switzerland after Zürich. The introduction of the 787 Dreamliner will further enhance the onboard experience for passengers between the two cities, in addition to increasing capacity to 80 tonnes of cargo per week carried to and from Geneva.
The route, which is currently operated by an Airbus A320 with 132 seats, will be served by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, almost doubling capacity on the direct daily service to 254 seats. “Qatar Airways is delighted that the high level of demand for travel to Geneva from our worldwide network warrants a higher-capacity aircraft equipped with our award-winning on board premium product, which will be introduced on the route,” said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group. “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner represents one of the most modern aircraft in the skies and we look forward to welcoming passengers on board.”
Passengers travelling to Geneva from any of Qatar Airways more than 150 destinations benefit from a smooth and efficient transfer at Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International Airport. The airport houses one of the world’s largest and most luxurious Business Class lounges – the Al Mourjan Business Lounge.
Since January 2013 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has operated the daily Doha to Zürich route and Qatar Airways was the first airline to introduce this aircraft type to the Swiss market.