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Qatar Airways Launches Flights to Bulgaria

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Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights between the airline’s Doha hub and Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia.

Qatar Airways’ European network now totals 26 cities, representing 25% of the airline’s global network of over 100 destinations.

Qatar Airways’ flights to and from Sofia, served with Airbus A320 aircraft featuring up to 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy, operate with a brief stop in the Romanian capital, Bucharest.

The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system featuring a choice of more than 700 audio and video on demand options.

 “We are delighted to add Sofia to our international route network, further strengthening the traditionally excellent relations between our two countries. We are confident that Bulgaria will prove to be a great success for Qatar Airways and will open new doors for businesses and individuals,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker. “Four flights a week will give Bulgarians the opportunity to explore a whole new world, in the most convenient way with Qatar Airways via our Doha hub. Be it Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Hanoi, Phuket, Dubai, Muscat, Johannesburg or Melbourne, our network of diverse cities offers a seamless travel experience for our customers from Bulgaria, as well as for our passengers flying to Sofia from abroad. Furthermore, as the only Gulf carrier offering services to and from Sofia, we are providing an exciting new travel option for passengers flying long- haul to and from Bulgaria’s capital city.”

Over the next three months, Qatar Airways will expand its services to the Norwegian capital Oslo, beginning 5 October; Entebbe in Uganda from 2 November; and the Chinese city of Chongqing on 28 November. Flights to Baku and Tbilisi, the capitals of Azerbaijan and Georgia, respectively, will be launched on 1 February 2012.

By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve more than 120 destinations worldwide with a fleet of over 120 aircraft. The airline currently has a fleet of 99 aircraft.

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