Qatar Airways has launched flights to Tokyo
Haneda International Airport, the airlines’ third destination in
Japan and 143rd globally.
Qatar Airways has been operating to the Land of
the Rising Sun, with routes to Osaka and Tokyo Narita, since 2005
and 2010 respectively.
The route, which is operated by a Boeing
787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 in
Economy, will bring the number of Qatar Airways’ flights to Japan
up from 14 to 21 frequencies each week.
“Qatar Airways is thrilled that we have further
expanded our operations to the dynamic city of Tokyo. This new
route will provide our passengers, both in Japan and throughout
the rest of our network, with even more options and flexibility
when travelling, whether it be for business or leisure,” said
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Mr.
Baker. “We have enjoyed a
very strong relationship with Japan since we began operating
flights to this culturally rich and beautiful country in 2005.
Since then we have enjoyed a steady growth which allowed us to
expand our operations to Tokyo Narita in 2010, and now Tokyo
Haneda. This bond is reflected in not just the presence of our
airline in Japan but also in the trade, art and culture that is
shared between our two wonderful countries.”
The historic flight signaled the start of a
daily service to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, which joined
the daily flights already in operation to Tokyo Narita
International Airport. For passengers, this means two dedicated
flights into Japan’s largest city on a daily basis.
With the new route, Qatar Airways will be
serving travellers from the central area of Tokyo in addition to
Tokyo Narita which currently services the population in the
greater city area.
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