Qatar Airways is set to expand its Indian
network with a 20% increase in frequency covering the cities of
Delhi, Cochin and Amritsar from next month.
Beginning 1 September 2010,
the number of flights to the northern Indian city of Amritsar will
rise from four- a-week to daily. The expansion comes less than a
year since Qatar Airways launched flights to Amritsar.
southern Indian city of Cochin, currently served daily, will get
an additional four flights a week – two from 1 September and the
other two from 5 November 2010.
The beginning of the Northern
Winter flying programme on 31 October will see the highly popular
Doha – Delhi route securing an additional daily flight taking
capacity to the Indian capital up to 14 services a week.
With a total of 14 additional flights being phased in over a
period of two months, Qatar Airways’ capacity to India will
increase from 74 to 88 services each week. The
Doha-based airline currently flies to 11 cities across India that
cover Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum,
Kozhikode, Ahmedabad, Goa, Delhi, Amritsar, and Cochin.
With the new additional flights, each of the 11 Indian
destinations will be served daily non-stop, except Delhi and
Cochin, which will have a double daily service and 11
India is by far Qatar
Airways’ single biggest market by the number of destinations
served – and the country alone makes up over 10% of the airline’s
During a four-month period from October 2010, the airline’s
passenger route network will rise to almost 100 destinations. The
additions of Phuket (12 October ), Hanoi (1 November), Nice
(24 November), Bucharest (17 January 2011), Budapest (17 January
Brussels (31 January 2011) provide even more travel options for
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