Qatar Airways to launch passenger flights to Chicago

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Qatar Airways will launch nonstop passenger services from Doha to Chicago O'Hare International airport on 10 April 2013.

The carrier says it will deploy its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the once daily service.

It already operates twice weekly freighter services from the Qatari capital to Chicago.

In April, chief executive Akbar Al Baker promised a doubling of the airline's US operations with new flights to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Detroit.