Qatar Airways Plans Passenger Flights to Chicago in 2013

Doha, August 14 (QNA) – Qatar Airways will launch a new daily Doha Chicago service from April 10, 2013, its fourth US destination, the carrier announced on Wednesday. The carrier plans to operate a B777-300 ER on the route, having already established twice-weekly cargo flights to Chicago. The announcement follows the successful launch of services to New York JFK, Washington and Houston.
“Chicago is a key route for business and leisure travellers alike, connecting them from destinations across India, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific with a one-stop service via Doha to the Midwest,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
“As Qatar Airways continues its aggressive expansion, we are pleased to finally offer another gateway in the United States, this time to the  Windy City  of Chicago, five years after we began operations to North America.
The aircraft operating on the Chicago route will feature 335 seats in a two-class configuration of 42 Business Class seats and 293 in Economy.
There are currently no direct air links between Doha and Chicago, with United and fellow Star Alliance member Lufthansa offering a service via Frankfurt.(QNA)