Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights
between the airline’s Doha hub and Bulgaria’s capital city of
Qatar Airways’ European network now totals 26
cities, representing 25% of the airline’s global network of over
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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