Qatar Airways ups capacity to key destinations


(Posted 05th July 2016)

Qatar Airways senior management pictured with senior airport officials at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, following the arrival of the airline’s A380 inaugural flight to Guangzhou.

Qatar Airways, following a sharp rise in demand for travel to the Chinese city of Guangzhou, has introduced their Airbus A380 on the route, upgrading the seat and cargo capacity significantly. This is Qatar Airways fourth A380 destination across the airline’s network, following Paris, London and Bangkok. With a seat capacity of 8 First Class apartments, 48 Business Class seats and 461 seats in Economy Class, totaling to 519 passengers overall, is this a very sharp rise in seats compared to the previously used Boeing B777-300ER.
Geneva’s operation has been upgraded to a Boeing B787 Dreamliner from the previously used single aisle Airbus A320 while for Warsaw the new aircraft deployed on the route is an Airbus A330, again upgraded from the previously used Airbus A320.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said when commenting on the changes: ‘Qatar Airways is delighted to enhance the aircraft that serve the important destinations of Guangzhou, Geneva and Warsaw, almost doubling the daily capacity across all of these routes from Doha’s Hamad International Airport. This is testament to our commitment to provide our passengers with the greatest comfort on board the world’s most modern and efficient aircraft, while illustrating our confidence in the popularity of these cities as a place to visit and do business‘.

In Eastern Africa does Qatar Airways fly daily from Doha to Entebbe and Kigali but also serves Nairobi and Dar es Salaam with multiple flights besides routing some of the Dar services via Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
In the wider region is it Djibouti, Asmara and Addis Ababa which Qatar Airways serves out of Doha, giving in particular Djibouti and Asmara links to their world wide network.
186 aircraft serve more than 150 destinations worldwide, rapidly catching up with larger Gulf and Middle East airlines, offering passengers keen on 5 star services a real choice of how to reach their final destination.