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QATAR AIRWAYS CONTINUES ITS NETWORK EXPANSION ACROSS AFRICA AND INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT

Media release.
Published: 18-Aug-2015 09:51 am
Publisher: Qatar Airways

Flight frequencies to Asmara set to increase to five times weekly and Dhaka to double daily

DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

From 7th September 2015, flights from Doha to Asmara will be increased from four to five times per week, representing a 25% increase in capacity and enhanced connectivity, in particular for customers from North America and Europe. 

And on 9th December 2015, flights from Doha to Dhaka, Bangladesh, will also be increased substantially with the number of frequencies jumping from 10 to 14 weekly, effectively  increasing capacity by 40% on this popular route.  Operated with an Airbus 330-300 offering 30 seats in Business and 275 in Economy, the additional flights will allow even more connection opportunities for customers flying from the Middle East, the U.S., Europe and Africa.

Dhaka, Bangladesh Asmara, Eritrea

For the Doha-Asmara route, all flights are operated with Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration with 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. The Asmara expansion comes only nine months after the Eritrean capital was first introduced in December 2014 and demonstrates the growing demand for this route.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to continually enhancing the five-star experience we offer to all our customers and this further expansion is in direct response to a growing demand on these popular routes. We are delighted to offer even more opportunities for our customers across the globe to connect through Doha’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport to both Eritrea and Bangladesh, flying on board one of the youngest fleets in the industry.”

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a modern fleet of 163 aircraft to 151 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. At this year’s Skytrax Awards, the airline won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.

Customers flying Qatar Airways can also enjoy the newly launched in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, with up to 2,000 movies, TV shows and entertainment options available to view on board.

Doha-Asmara schedule from 7 September 2015:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays : QR1443 Departs Doha 21:30hrs, Arrives Asmara 01:00hrs (next day)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays : QR1444 Departs Asmara 02:00hrs, Arrives 05:20hrs

Doha-Dhaka schedule from 9 December 2015: 

Doha-Dhaka double-daily schedule 

QR634 Departs Doha 01:45hrs, Arrives Dhaka 09:30hrs 

QR636 Departs Doha 08:55hrs, Arrives Dhaka 16:40hrs

Dhaka-Doha double-daily schedule 

QR635 Departs Dhaka 10:40hrs, Arrives Doha 13:50hrs

QR637 Departs Dhaka 20:00, Arrives Doha 23:10hrs

For latest flight schedules, please visit http://www.qatarairways.com/

About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to 146 key business and leisure destinations globally on 142 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes four Airbus 330 and seven Boeing 777 freighters. At the Dubai Airshow 2013, Qatar Airways placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 freighters. Also included in the order were eight additional A330-200F options, for a total of 13 aircraft. At the recent Farnborough Show, Qatar Airways announced its intent to order four 777 freighters and options for four more. IATA's Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 report mentions that Qatar will be a notable growth country with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent, making it the sixth-fastest growing to take its total freight tonnes to 1,484,000 per annum.

For Qatar Airways Cargo images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

Further information: 
Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 5350

 

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