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Qatar Airways launches Flights to Stockholm

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to Stockholm, its first Scandinavian destination.

Stockholm is Qatar Airways’ second European route launch of the year, following on from this summer’s new services between Doha and Geneva. Qatar Airways now operates scheduled flights to 80 cities worldwide with a modern fleet of 58 all-Airbus aircraft.

Aatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, said, “Stockholm, in particular, was chosen because of the huge amount of business and tourism interest in this wonderful scenic city and its surroundings. Our new flights will contribute to bridging links between two very different parts of the world.

“We welcome Swedish passengers and customers from across Scandinavia to enjoy our award-winning Five Star service from Stockholm to Doha and connecting onto our wide network of flights across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Far East.”

Qatar Airways operates four non-stop scheduled flights a week between Doha and Stockholm, one of Europe’s strongest economies. The Doha-based airline is operating an Airbus A319 in a two-class configuration of eight seats in Business Class and 102 seats in Economy.

Sweden is Europe’s third largest country in size with a population of nine million people. Its capital Stockholm is the largest city in Scandinavia with a population of around 800,000 inhabitants, similar to Qatar. The city is built on 14 islands, which are connected by 57 bridges and embraces a unique character of its 13th century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture.

Sweden is the largest market in the Baltic Sea region attracting the highest numbers of business travellers and tourists among all Scandinavian countries.

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