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Qatar Airways CEO announces 14 new destinations at ITB Berlin

Posted 10 March 2016 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways' group chief executive Akbar Al Baker has announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations.

Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, and will include the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. 

Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways prides itself on being a global connector, and most importantly, providing seamless and convenient connections for our customers, so that we remain their airline of choice. These new destinations are where our customers want to go, and where we see the most opportunity to provide a best-in-class experience at great value. We look forward to growing our network and welcoming new passengers to Qatar Airways.” 

Five new European destinations for Qatar Airways include: 

The Italian city of Pisa, starting on 2 August with daily non-stop A320-family service from Doha, will be the fourth Italian destination for Qatar Airways, joining Venice, Rome and Milan. 

Service to Sarajevo (Bosnia) will start on 7 September, with three flights per week on A320-family aircraft. 

Daily non-stop flights from Doha to Helsinki (Finland) will start on 10 October, offering new connections between oneworld hubs. Three times weekly service between Doha and Skopje (Macedonia) in November. Both new cities will be served with A320-family aircraft. 

Qatar Airways will return to Nice (France) by summer 2017, with five flights per week with wide-body aircraft. 

Qatar Airways will begin services to six new destinations in Africa: 

Marrakech (Morocco) will begin in July, three times per week, from Doha on the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. 

Four flights per week between Doha and Windhoek (Namibia) will begin on 28 September. 

Daily scheduled service to the Seychelles will resume on 12 December. 

In January, Qatar Airways will offer three flights per week from Doha to Douala (Cameroon) and Libreville (Gabon) utilising one aircraft. Non-stop service, three times weekly from Doha to Lusaka (Zambia) will begin by summer 2017. 

New Qatar Airways destinations in South West Pacific / Southeast Asia are: 

Daily service to Auckland – Qatar Airways’ first route to New Zealand, and what will be the world’s longest flight – will begin on 3 December. Qatar Airways will use the Boeing 777 aircraft for this route. 

Qatar Airways will begin four flights per week to Krabi (Thailand) on 6 December and three flights per week to Chiang Mai (Thailand) also in December, enhancing overall connectivity to Thailand through four gateways. Qatar Airways currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket.

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