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Flights from Basra to London with Qatar Airways offer the best in style and comfort in air travel today. Come on-board and you’ll immediately feel welcome and surrounded by elegant, quietly sublime cabins. Relax in comfortable reclining seating with plenty of personal space, and make the most of the personal attention of a highly trained cabin crew serving you delicious cuisine and award-winning services, all designed to make your flight to the U.K. capital a memorable one.
London was established by the Romans and has grown to become one of Europe’s great cultural capitals. The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and many other major attractions can be seen on a river trip along the Thames, and the underground system will get you to all other parts of the city quickly and easily. London’s world-class entertainment venues are centred on the West End with its historic theatres and clubs, and museums such as the National Gallery and the British Museum are positively stuffed with priceless collections. With designer shopping, gourmet restaurants and attractions like Buckingham Palace, what more could you wish for in a city?
Basra International Airport is Iraq’s second-largest transport hub, serving the southern region of the country and the ancient city of Basra. A smart, efficient and safe airport that puts the wellbeing of the customer first, it is also an internationally important transport point connecting Iraq to the rest of the world. Customers flying from Basra with Qatar Airways will find it to be a pleasant and welcoming departure point, making Basra an excellent starting point for any journey. Parts of the airport are still undergoing reconstruction, but this shouldn’t impact your journey.
Transportation and parking
Although buses do run to and from the airport, it is more practical for customers travelling with large amounts of luggage to pre-arrange a taxi with their hotel concierge service. Parking is very limited, and while there are short-term car park spaces close to the terminal, longer-term parking is very restricted.
At the airport
Customers flying from Basra with Qatar Airways depart from the main Departures hall in the terminal. There are lounge facilities for customers, with a premium lounge available for First and Business-class passengers. Be aware that security is exceptionally tight at Basra Airport, and checks take some time to complete. Ensure you arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to depart to check-in and clear security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Facilities and amenities in the airport are a little limited. Food and beverage vendors supply passengers with drinks and light snacks, and a few limited retail outlets sell magazines and other in-flight accessories. A baby-changing area is provided, as are prayer rooms for devotions. Disabled access is good, and staff are happy to help those with mobility issues.
From Big Ben to the London Eye, Buckingham Palace to the Shard and Nelson’s Column, London is packed with attractions for visitors to discover. Book a flight to London with Qatar Airways and you’ll be able to wander around this eclectic city that welcomes millions of visitors from around the world every year.
Pageantry and pomp, festivals and events – London has it all. Even its transport is iconic, with London red buses and black cabs recognised all over the world. Fly to London with Qatar Airways and you’ll also discover world-class dining, exclusive shopping, luxury hotels and wellness centres, as well as surprises in every single one of its 32 boroughs.
Westminster probably has more iconic monuments and attractions packed into a small area than almost any other city in the world. Here you’ll find the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street (the home of British government), Whitehall, the Lions and Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, and a host of other things to see.
Head out of Westminster to the west and you’ll find some of London’s greatest museums such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert and the National Gallery.
Newer attractions include the London Eye – a huge Ferris wheel that gives you a spectacular view over London. For a spot of pomp, head down to Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard, or find an oasis of peace and quiet in one of the many parks dotted throughout the capital.
Flights to London with Qatar Airways land at London Heathrow, the world’s busiest air transport hub. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to London please check the visa and passport requirements.
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