#QatarAirways raises capacity to #Europe ahead of Festive Season


(Posted 11th December 2018)

Qatar Airways earlier today announced that it will fly a greater number of passengers to their preferred European destinations this winter, with additional capacity on some routes available now.

From December onwards, business and leisure passengers can enjoy a greater choice of travel options as three popular European routes – Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Manchester, U.K. – all three destinations receiving aircraft upgrades. The Manchester and Stockholm routes will be upgraded from an Airbus A350 to a more spacious Boeing B777 and the Helsinki route will also be upgraded from an Airbus A320 to a larger Airbus A330.

In addition, the frequency of flights to the airline’s second gateway to London, Gatwick, has also been increased from 14 to 16 weekly flights, with immediate effect. The popular route, which is serviced by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was re-introduced in May and is Qatar Airways’ sixth U.K. gateway.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We invite all passengers to enjoy the additional capacity and flexibility provided by these aircraft upgrades and increased frequencies. We are dedicated to giving our customers more choice and flexibility when planning their business and leisure trips to and from Europe, enabling them to connect seamlessly at Hamad International Airport to more than 160 global destinations. We now provide direct services to more than 50 European cities, and our European route network is expanding rapidly.”

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. The award-winning airline recently revealed a host of new global destinations, including Gothenburg, Sweden and Da Nang, Vietnam.

Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways increased the frequency of its flights to Vienna, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Madrid, Spain; Warsaw, Poland and Rome, Italy.

This week did Qatar Airways also announce flights to Valetta / Malta from June next year while finally commencing services to Mombasa / Kenya, where the Kenyan government finally saw it fit to grant the airline landing rights after being faced with rising protests against their constant delays and deferrals from the country’s tourism industry and in particular the long suffering coastal hotels and resorts.


Elsewhere in East Africa does Qatar Airways fly daily to Entebbe in conjunction with Kigali, serves Nairobi three times a day and in Tanzania operates flights to Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

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