Qatar Airways will launch flights to eight new
destinations in 2017-18, in addition to seven previously
announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways.
Qatar Airways’ route network, which spans more than 150
destinations on six continents around the world, are: Canberra,
the airline’s fifth destination in Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Las
Vegas, the airline’s 11th destination in the United States; Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Medan, Kualanamu International
Airport, the airline’s third destination in Indonesia; and Tabuk
and Yanbu, the 9th and 10th destinations in Saudi Arabia.
These newly-announced destinations join the already-unveiled list
of new destinations to start in 2017. Auckland, New Zealand will
start 5 February 2017, and will be the world’s longest commercial
flight; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Skopje, Macedonia; Libreville, Gabon;
Nice, France; Chiang Mai, the airline’s fourth destination in
Thailand; and Douala, Cameroon.
Qatar Airways Group Chief
Akbar Al Baker, said,
“Our intention is to ensure our passengers can choose
Qatar Airways for all of their travel needs – whether they are
flying on business, for pleasure, or a combination of both.”
Qatar Airways has opened 12 new destinations in 2016
year-to-date, with two more cities set to join the network in
December. The new cities added this year are Atlanta, Boston and
Los Angeles in the United States; Birmingham, U.K.; Helsinki,
Finland; Pisa, the fourth destination in Italy; Yerevan, Armenia;
Marrakech, the second destination in Morocco; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE;
Windhoek, Namibia; and Sydney and Adelaide in Australia.
Airways will begin service to Krabi, its third destination in
Thailand, on 6 December and service returns to the Seychelles on
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