is to increase its capacity on the Doha – Bahrain route with the addition of five flights a week, beginning June 1.
The new early evening departures from the Bahraini capital Manama offer
connections via Qatar Airways’ operational hub of Doha to a host of cities across the airline’s global network covering Europe, Middle East, Africa, Far East, Indian subcontinent and North America.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said,
“The addition of five new flights each week increases capacity between the two Gulf capitals from 42 to 47 flights a week and ensures the
route only goes from strength to strength.”
“We currently operate six flights a day between Manama and Doha and, with the new evening departures, Qatar Airways offers our
customers greater choice and an excellent array of connecting destinations all over the world.”
Qatar Airways launched scheduled flights from Doha to Guangzhou at the end of March, with a total of 21 services a week now operating
across four Chinese cities, which also cover Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Beginning June 15, Qatar Airways launches daily services between Doha and Kozhikode (formerly known as Calicut). Kozhikode will be the
airline’s ninth Indian destination taking capacity across India to 58 weekly services.
And starting November 10, Qatar Airways launches its third US destination with direct non-stop flights to Houston, initially with three
services a week, rising to daily in December 2008.
Baker added, “These three exciting routes offer excellent connections to and from Bahrain and open up tremendous opportunities to a
key market we have here.”
From November this year, Qatar Airways takes delivery of the first of its Long Range version Boeing 777-200 aircraft, capable of flying to
virtually any key city in the world non-stop from Doha. The first Boeing 777-200 will be introduced on the Doha – Houston route from
November 10 with a non-stop flying time of 17 hours.
With impressive outstanding orders, including 80 of Airbus’ new-generation
A350s, five twin-deck
A380s, 60 of Boeing’s new
Dreamliners and 30 Boeing 777s, Qatar Airways’ fleet expansion will take it well into the next decade.
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