Passengers traveling with Qatar Airways are going to be a little
happy. While most airlines are doing every bit to please their
travelers, the Gulf carrier, following suit has announced its decision
to increase baggage allowance. Passengers flying to various destinations
in Africa including Entebbe, Kigali, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro,
Dar-e-Salaam, and Addis Ababa will be able to carry more baggage between
7 and 10 kilograms, depending of course on their class.
The economy passengers will be able to add another 7 kilograms as the
airline has upped it from the earlier set 23 kilograms. Business
travelers will be able to enjoy additional weight of 10 kilograms up
from the previous limit of 30 kilograms. The airline uses the services
of Airbus A320 to serve African cities from Doha. This plane comprises a
seating capacity for only business and economy class passengers. This
route does not consist of First Class. However, these premier travelers
will be able to carry up to 50 kilograms along with them to their
destinations across the world.
The airline also announced that it would not be able to switch
operations to the new airport in Doha until 2014. Apparently, the
construction of the plush airport will take some time hence delaying the
carrier’s plans to launch service from its sprawling premises. The new
airport is equipped with several amenities that are set to benefit
business and first class travelers and heighten their travel experience.
The airline expects to launch its Airbus A380 superjumbo service from
the brand new complex by March next year.