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QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES UPGRADE TO MOSCOW ROUTE

Frequencies increase from 12 to 14 flights per week commencing 1 September 2014

Airline to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner Service as well as an upgraded A320 aircraft on route

14 Apr 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Commencing 1 September 2014, Qatar Airways will be upgrading services on its Moscow route with an increase in weekly frequencies, as well as new aircraft to help meet the growth in demand to the Russian capital.

Qatar Airways will be adding two additional flights per week to the Doha-Moscow route, bringing the total frequency for each week up to 14. To go along with the increase in frequency, the airline is introducing its newly upgraded A320 to replace the current mixed fleet of A321 and A320s, as well as a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The increase in both frequency and aircraft capacity will bring the total number of Business Class seats up to 476 and Economy Class seats to 4,928 per week, an increase of 188 and 1,328 seats respectively from the current number servicing the route.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We established our Moscow route just over 10 years ago, and since then we have watched it grow steadily. I’m very pleased that we are able to meet our customers demand by increasing not only the frequency of flights per week, but also introducing one of the most state-of-the-art aircraft in the world to the route.”

Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Qatar Airways’ global network offers both business and leisure passengers convenient connections to a number of destinations throughout its network of more than 135 destinations, including the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas.

The Dreamliner which has already been introduced to a number of destinations within the airline’s network has quickly become a popular choice with passengers who enjoy its unparalleled levels of service and comfort.

Qatar Airways has 254 seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class: Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 layout with 22 seats, while Economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class recline into 180 degree flat beds.

The airline’s 787s are the world’s first fully connected Dreamliners with wireless facilities enabling all passengers to remain in touch with friends and colleagues on the ground through the internet or SMS mobile texting. The 787 Dreamliners complement the ultra-luxurious customer service and experience Qatar Airways promises to its passengers.

In addition to the 787 Dreamliner, a new upgraded version of the A320 will be introduced on the route. The aircraft, which is part of an ongoing customer enhancement project on both A320s and A330s, will offer Business Class seating which reclines into a 180-degree true lie-flat bed, providing superior sleep.

The seats also feature six-way adjustable headrests, four-way adjustable lumbar support, a variety of personal stowage compartments, privacy dividers and fresh contemporary styling. The in-flight entertainment system for Business Class passengers has also been upgraded to feature new 15.4” smart monitors and touch screen remote controller handsets, PC Power, USB ports and connectivity for smart devices.

Upgraded Qatar Airways A320 Business Class.

Upgraded Qatar Airways A320 Business Class.

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar has taken delivery of 12 of its 60 Dreamliners and has been flying the aircraft from Doha to Dubai, London, Munich, Stockholm, Riyadh, Jeddah, Zurich, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Oslo, Delhi, Bangalore and Brussels.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, to the point where it now flies a modern fleet of 131 aircraft to 137 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Larnaca, Cyprus (April 29), Al Hofuf, KSA (May 15, 2014), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014), Haneda, Japan (June 18, 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014).

Doha – Moscow Daily Schedules (all times local)

Depart Doha QR231 at 07:25 hrs, arrive Moscow 13:15 hrs
Depart Moscow QR232 at 14:45hrs, arrive Doha 18:30 hrs

Depart Doha QR229 at 12:45 hrs, arrive Moscow 18:55 hrs
Depart Moscow QR230 at 19:55 hrs, arrive Doha 00:05 hrs

 

For Images:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157643691647953/


Notes to Editors:

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 131 aircraft flying to 137 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier 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, last 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.

During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has more than 300 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport, in 2014. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and YouTube.

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

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com