Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch
direct flights between Doha and
Osaka, Japan on 6 April 2020.
The second largest
metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third
gateway into the country.
Qatar Airways began direct services to
Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014
from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The flight will
be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in
Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.
The operation will
initially begin with a five times weekly service, increasing to a
daily service from 23 June 2020.
Qatar Airways Group Chief
Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are truly
delighted to be bringing our award-winning service to Osaka,
adding this highly sought after Japanese destination to our global
network. Osaka is a very important destination, and our service to
the cosmopolitan city will enable us to provide a seamless journey
for our passengers connecting from our extensive network of more
than 160 destinations worldwide.”
Between 6 April 2020 and 23 June 2020 flights
will operate every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
QR802 is scheduled to depart Doha (DOH) at 02:10
and arrive in Osaka (KIX) at 17:50.
From Osaka, QR803 is timed to depart KIX at 23:30
and arrive in Doha at 04:50.
From 23 June 2020, the airline will also operate
the Doha - Osaka flights on Tuesdays and Thursday.