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Daily nonstop flights between Qatar and LAX to start in January

New nonstop service between L.A. and Qatar will start next year

Qatar Airways plans to begin new daily service between Qatar and three U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, next year.

Nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Doha International Airport (DOH) in Qatar will begin Jan. 1, according to the carrier's announcement on Monday.

The airline plans to operate Boeing 777s with 42 lie-flat business-class seats on the new route.

The airline said it will add service between Doha and Boston on March 16, 2016, and service between Doha and Atlanta on July 1, 2016.

The carrier, owned by the government of Qatar, won Skytrax 2014 awards for best business class, best airline in the Middle East and best business-class airline lounge.

Qatar Airways likes to point out another distinction: It became the most "liked" airline on Facebook, with 9.3 million (as of Tuesday) and counting.

Other new service coming to LAX:

--Alaska Airlines plans to begin flights between L.A. and Costa Rica in the fall.

--Mexican budget airline Volaris is ready to fly between L.A. and Leon in Guanajuato, Mexico, starting in June.



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