Qatar Airways has launched flights between Doha
and Václav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic.
widely recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is
known for its striking medieval architecture and old-world ambiance. This picturesque Bohemian city offers visitors a wealth
of choice of activities, from walking the cobbled streets of the
old city to enjoying Prague’s rich tradition of café culture.
Airways will operate its daily Prague service with an Airbus A320
aircraft, which features 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats
in Economy Class.
Thursdays and Saturdays, flight QR289 will depart Doha (DOH) at 02:30
and arrive in Prague (PRG) at 07:40. The return flight, QR290,
will depart Prague at 09:25 to arrive back in Doha at 16:25.
On Mondays, Wednesdays,
Fridays and Sundays flight QR 291 will depart Doha at
08:00 to arrive in Prague at 13:10. Flight Q292 will then return
to Doha at 17:10 landing at HIA at 00:10 the following day.
Mr. Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Prague Airport, said, “The proposed
schedule, at two different times of operations, will support
connections within the carrier’s network via Doha to Asian and
Australian routes. We expect that passengers coming from Prague
will be most interested in the connecting flights to Bali,
Bangkok, Colombo, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh
City, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Delhi and Sydney. Czech passengers can
look forward to a wider selection of available flights to Asia and
Australia and also to comfortable connections to a number of other
destinations, such as Windhoek (Namibia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania),
Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Salalah (Oman).”
Qatar Airways Cargo commenced freighter
operations to Prague, Czech Republic, a growing trade market in
Eastern Europe, in March 2016.
The airline’s cargo division
currently operates three times weekly Airbus A330F from
Doha to Prague via Budapest, providing 180 tonnes of cargo
Prague is a major gateway into Eastern Europe from Asia
for electronics and automotive parts, as well as textiles,
pharmaceuticals and biotech products.
The introduction of daily
passenger flights to and from Prague will inject additional bellyhold freight capacity on the route, connecting local
businesses to the carrier’s extensive cargo network via its
state-of-the-art Doha hub.