Following the recent decision to add three
flights on the Doha - Paris route to make it a double daily
operation from October, Qatar Airways is adding capacity to
Madrid, Athens and Stockholm - representing a near 40%
increase in frequency across the four cities.
capital Madrid will see an increase in the number of flights from
the current four-a-week to daily, effective 2 December 2009, which
marks the fourth anniversary of Qatar Airways’ launch on
The Athens route, launched in June 2005, is currently being
served daily. Capacity is to rise over a five-month period
beginning in October, with an eventual increase to double daily
services from March 2010.
With a huge Greek community
living and working in Australia, the additional Athens flights
will help facilitate travel between the two countries, via Qatar.
Stockholm will see its first frequency increase since
flights to the Swedish capital were launched in November 2007.
The addition of one extra weekly service every Thursday,
beginning 25 October 2009, follows demand and the availability of
Also beginning 25 October 2009, the start of the
Northern Winter schedules, the Paris route will see capacity rise
from 11 to 14 flights a week offering passengers the option of a
double daily service for the first time.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer
Akbar Al Baker said, “Europe is
one of our most important regions representing around 20%
of our global coverage. With almost 40% increase in
frequency across four European capital cities from the start of
the winter flying season in October, Qatar Airways is opening up
greater opportunities to travel on business or leisure.”
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