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QATAR AIRWAYS BOOSTS FREQUENCY BETWEEN DOHA AND KHARTOUM

Award-Winning Airline Strengthens Commitment To Sudan With Three Additional Weekly Flights

17 Flights-a-week From Khartoum Offering Excellent Connections Via Doha To Popular Cities In Europe, USA And The Far East

20 Jan 2014

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Qatar Airways has added three additional flights per week between its hub in Doha and Khartoum, bringing the total number of services to Sudan to 17 weekly flights.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the extra capacity would be a great boost as it would improve connections from Khartoum to over 130 destinations across the airline’s global network, offering passengers more choice with further convenience and flexibility to their travel plans.

“As part of Qatar Airways’ ever-expanding route map, a key pillar is to also evaluate existing routes and increase capacity where there is passenger demand.

“Qatar Airways can seamlessly connect travellers from Khartoum via our Doha hub to diverse cities like New York, Washington, Chicago, London, Stockholm, Paris, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai and many others.

“At the same time, with our new additional services, we offer travellers from around the world increased connectivity to access Khartoum.”

Qatar Airways began operations to Khartoum in May 1994. The route is operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in First Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. Selected A320s feature seatback TV screens providing all passengers in both cabins with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system – a choice of more than 800 audio and video on demand options.

Khartoum

Khartoum

Qatar Airways' A320 aircraft

Qatar Airways' A320 aircraft

KHARTOUM - DOHA additional flights schedule :

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Depart Khartoum   QR1332 at 0245 hrs, arrive Doha 0605 hrs

Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays
Depart Doha          QR1331 at 1955 hrs, arrive Khartoum 2345 hrs

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 134 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.

Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central, both in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Larnaca, Cyprus (April 29), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014), Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014).

For Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157639959617846/

Notes to Editors:

Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France in June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been the recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 280 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 family of aircraft. On 30 October 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld global alliance. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

 

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