Qatar Airways to Launch Copenhagen and Barcelona Flights

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Qatar Airways it to add Copenhagen and Barcelona to its ever-expanding route network during the airlines summer schedule which begins at the end of March 2010.

Commencement of four weekly flights to Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, will see the airline significantly increase its Scandinavian presence. Qatar Airways currently serves the neighbouring Swedish capital Stockholm non-stop from Doha, a route launched two years ago. The will also boost capacity on its Stockholm route with frequency increasing to daily from March next year.

Copenhagen as Denmarks largest city, is a major regional centre of culture, business, media and science. With the largest airport in Scandinavia, Copenhagen ranks as a popular hub for regional headquarters of large international companies. Last year, Copenhagen was singled out as the Most Liveable City in the World by leading international lifestyle magazine, Monocle, and is also considered one of the worlds most environmentally friendly cities.

Barcelona will become Qatar Airways second city served in Spain, after Madrid, when daily services commence to the popular Mediterranean port city. The new route underscores a growing commitment by the airline to the Spanish market following earlier capacity increases to the countrys capital city of Madrid.

As Spains second largest city, Barcelona is a popular tourist centre on the Mediterranean coastline. It is home to one of Europes main ports and has a thriving economic base due largely to its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade.

 Qatar Airways also recently unveiled plans to launch flights to Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India, the Turkish capital Ankara and Japans capital city of Tokyo over an eight-week period starting in February 2010. The airline also plans to launch flights to Sydney, its second Australian destination, during 2010.

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