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Qatar Airways Announces Poland Services To Go Daily

Capacity Upgrade On Doha – Warsaw Route From February 1

Airline Adds New Flights Less Than Two Months After Route Launch

08 Jan 2013

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways today announced a capacity increase to daily scheduled services on the Doha – Warsaw route, effective February 1.

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Capacity Upgrade On Doha – Warsaw Route From February 1

The current four-times-a-week service is scheduled to move to a daily operation less than two months after the launch of flights to Poland’s capital city.

The frequency rise follows a pledge by Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker in December to introduce more flights on the Warsaw route once there was strong passenger demand.

“I have been pleasantly surprised how well the route has performed since adding the latest European gateway to our ever-expanding global network last month,” he said.

“When we enter new markets, we do so carefully with limited capacity and then develop routes with more capacity once we see evidence that additional flights are warranted. Today’s development is welcome news for the people of Poland with more choice of flights and a great international network to choose from, specifically to Asia, Australia and the Middle East.”

Similarly, Al Baker explained that passengers from around the world will have more connectivity into Poland each day of the week.

“Serving popular routes with multi-frequency flights is one of our key strategies. We were confident that the Doha – Warsaw service would become a highly popular route, but didn’t expect this to happen so soon,” added Al Baker.

Marking Qatar Airways’ 32nd destination in Europe, the Doha – Warsaw route was launched on December 5th with a grand welcome reception at the city’s Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.

Warsaw became the 12th and final new route of the year in the airline’s expanding global route map covering Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

Qatar Airways offers the fastest connection times between Warsaw via the airline’s Doha hub to popular Asian destinations such as Hanoi, New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Male, Riyadh, Bangkok and Colombo.

All flights on the Doha – Warsaw route are operated with a modern Airbus A320, featuring 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 in Business Class and 132 in Economy. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system and a choice of more than 800 audio and video on demand options, together with an SMS text messaging service from each seat.

One of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 116 aircraft to 123 key business and leisure destinations worldwide, the latest being to Gassim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the airline’s first route launch of 2013.

Over the next few weeks and months, Qatar Airways will launch flights to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including; Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chengdu, China (March 19); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).

The DOHA – WARSAW daily schedules, effective 1 February 2013
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
QR980 Depart Doha at 0920 hrs arrive Warsaw at 1320 hrs
QR981 Depart Warsaw at 1535 hrs arrive Doha at 2255 hrs
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
QR982 Depart Doha at 0230 hrs arrive Warsaw at 0630 hrs
QR983 Depart Warsaw at 1105 hrs arrive Doha at 1825 hrs

Notes to Editors

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

For further information

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa / Website: www.qatarairways.com