Qatar Airways to Launch 5th Daily London Heathrow Flight

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 8 December 2011

Qatar Airways is to launch a fifth daily flight between Doha and London Heathrow from the start of the Northern Summer schedules on 25 March next year.

 The additional service takes capacity up from 28 to 35 flights each week. Flight times have been scheduled to offer more convenient connections over its Doha hub to and from the carriers route network across Asia Pacific.

Flight QR075 departs Doha at 06:35 every day, arriving into London Heathrow at 12:00 local time. The return flight QR076 leaves London Heathrow at 16:00, arriving into Doha at 00:50 local time the following day.

Qatar Airways flagship Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft will be deployed on the new service with a capacity of 42 seats in Business Class featuring lie-flat beds, and 217 seats in Economy.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker, said the additional capacity reflected the growing importance of London to the airlines international operations, and would also help meet demand for the Olympics taking place in the British capital next summer.

London has been one of our best-performing routes and it was only a matter of time before we could look at increasing frequency to meet the high demand, enabling our loyal customers and those travelling with us for the first time, to take full advantage of the high levels of service we provide, Mr. Al Baker said. With the global spotlight also turning on London for next summers Olympics, we look forward to facilitating travel for sports lovers to what promises to be a great spectacle ... This increased capacity will provide greater connectivity for our passengers to and from Heathrow across key business and leisure destinations, including Bali, Bangkok, Delhi, Islamabad, Maldives, Melbourne, and launching summer of next year, Perth.

Qatar Airways currently operates scheduled flights to 110 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 102 aircraft.

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