Qatar Airways has launched flights to the beach
holiday destination of Goa in India. The new non-stop Doha – Goa
route capitalises on the start of the winter holiday season with
the destination particularly popular with holidaymakers from
across Europe, from where Qatar Airways has numerous connecting
Qatar Airways is using an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12
seats in Business and 132 seats in Economy on the route.
Together with the launch of services to the
northern Indian city of Amritsar two weeks ago, the Goa route
takes Qatar Airways’ capacity across the country to 64 flights a
week spread across 10 cities.
The airline now operates daily non-stop services
from Doha to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad,
Trivandrum, Cochin and Kozhikode, together with
four-flights-a-week to both Amritsar and Goa.
, “With a huge Goan community living and working
in the Gulf, our new route has been long awaited and will help
facilitate travel for expatriates between our two regions and
beyond. Furthermore, being the start of the winter holiday season,
Goa will see a huge influx of holidaymakers from across the world,
especially Europe,”Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said. “European holidaymakers have traditionally flown
with seasonal charter operators to Goa, but with our new scheduled
service, we are offering a unique year-round alternative, our
award-winning levels of hospitality across our Economy and premium
Beginning December 6, Qatar Airways makes its
first foray into Australia with scheduled non-stop flights from
Doha to Melbourne, followed soon after by services to Sydney. Two
other points in Europe will also be launched over
the next few months.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet
of 71 aircraft to 84 destinations across Europe, Middle East,
Africa, South Asia, Far East and North America.
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