Qatar Airways used the opening day of ITB
Berlin, the world’s largest international travel trade show, to
outline the airline’s expansion plans for 2018 - 2019.
New destinations to be launched by the airline
include London Gatwick, United Kingdom; Cardiff, United Kingdom;
Lisbon, Portugal; Luxembourg; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta;
Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam;
Bodrum, Antalya and Hatay, Turkey; Mykonos and Thessaloniki,
Greece; and Málaga, Spain.
In addition, services to Warsaw, Hanoi, Ho Chi
Minh (Saigon), Prague and Kyiv will increase to a double daily
frequency, while services to Madrid, Barcelona and the Maldives
will increase to triple daily.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more
than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Just last month, the airline welcomed the Airbus A350-1000
which it is the global launch customer.