by Devesh Agarwal
Qatar Airways’ commenced its thrice-weekly passenger services between Doha and Chiacgo, The Windy City. Chicago will become the 126th destination for the middle east carrier, and its fourth US gateway after New York JFK, Washington Dulles, and Houston George Bush Intercontinental.
The Doha Chicago route is being operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration of 293 seats in Economy Class and 42 in Business Class.
Flight QR991 arrived to a warm welcome at a grand airport ceremony attended by a number of dignitaries, including Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States of America His Excellency Mr. Mohamad Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker and airport officials.
QR991 departs Doha 08:00, arrives Chicago 14:30 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
QR992 departs Chicago 20:55 Tue, Thu, Sat, arrives Doha 18:25 the following day
The service will move to a daily schedule from June 15th with no change in flight timings.