Qatar Airways announces network frequency increases to multiple destinations

Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

qatar-airways-planeQatar Airways has announced network frequency increases, to multiple destinations across its global network, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.


The Qatar national airline is adding frequencies to its popular routes – Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Peshawar (Pakistan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Belgrade (Serbia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Asmara (Eritrea), Djibouti (Djibouti), Najaf (Iraq), Luxor (Egypt), Salalah (Oman) and Zanzibar (Tanzania), all of which are launching over the coming months.


The increases in frequency will provide business and leisure travellers to and from these destinations with more flexibility and greater choice to connect onto Qatar Airways extensive global network, covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America.


From July 16, Qatar Airways will increase its frequency on the Doha-Dubai route with one additional daily flight, taking its capacity to 15 services a day to Dubai International Airport (DXB), which also takes the total frequency to DXB and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) to 19 flights a day.


Dubai has the highest frequency in the airlines’ route network and this popular Gulf destination is currently served 126 times a week.


Flights to destinations in the Middle East have also increased with an additional daily flight during Ramadan to Jeddah.


Qatar Airways will also be strengthening its commitment to Pakistan.


The popular Far East destination of Kuala Lumpur, which is currently served 21 times a week, will have three additional flights from July 2 to Aug 29, helping to supplement busy travel demands during this summer season.


The Sofia-Belgrade linked route, which is currently served with five flights a week, will see an increase to daily flights when it adds two more flights.


Starting from July 1 (today), Qatar Airways will initially operate five weekly flights to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro, and commencing Oct 1, the airline will offer an additional two weekly flights making it a daily operation to Zanzibar.


Expansion in Africa includes one additional weekly flight to both Asmara and Djibouti from July 1 and July 3 respectively.


Service to Luxor in Egypt will increase with one more weekly flight effective from Nov 1, 2015 to March 20, 2016, while Najaf in Iraq will be operated with two additional weekly flights from July 15 taking its frequency to 10 weekly flights.


From Sept 18, four additional weekly flights will be launched to Najaf making it a double-daily operation.


In addition, Qatar Airways will operate three more weekly flights to popular tourist destination, Salalah from Oct 6.


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