Qatar Airways To Begin 5th Daily London Heathrow Flight

Additional Service Takes Frequency Up To 35 Flights A Week From Doha

07 Dec 2011

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways is to introduce a fifth daily flight between Doha and London Heathrow from the start of the Northern Summer schedules on March 25 next year.

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Qatar Airways To Fly Five Times Daily To London Heathrow

The additional service on the highly popular route takes capacity up from 28 to 35 flights each week. Flight times have been scheduled to offer more convenient connections over its Doha hub to and from the carrier’s route network across Asia Pacific.

Flight QR075 departs Doha at 0635 every day, arriving into London Heathrow at 1200 hrs local time. The return flight QR076 leaves London Heathrow at 1600 hrs, arriving into Doha at 0050 hrs local time the following day. 

Qatar Airways’ flagship Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft will be deployed on the new service with a capacity of 42 seats in Business Class featuring lie-flat beds, and 217 seats in Economy.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the additional capacity reflected the growing importance of London to the airline’s international operations and would also help meet demand for the Olympics taking place in the British capital next summer.

“London has been one of our best-performing routes and it was only a matter of time before we could look at increasing frequency to meet the high demand, enabling our loyal customers and those travelling with us for the first time, to take full advantage of the high levels of service we provide.

“With the global spotlight also turning on London for next summer’s Olympics, we look forward to facilitating travel for sports lovers to what promises to be a great spectacle.

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Qatar Airways To Fly Boeing 777 On New 5th Daily London Heathrow Route

“This increased capacity will provide greater connectivity for our passengers to and from Heathrow across key business and leisure destinations, including Bali, Bangkok, Delhi, Islamabad, Maldives, Melbourne, and launching summer of next year, Perth.”

Commenting on the frequency increase, Qatar Airways Country Manager UK & Ireland Richard Oliver said: “The extra flight is welcome news, appealing to both the business and leisure travel community, giving them greater options to plan their travel arrangements.”

Qatar Airways currently operates scheduled flights to 110 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 102 aircraft.

Schedules for additional flight on the LONDON HEATHROW – DOHA route:

Depart Doha                    QR075 at 0635 hrs, arrive London Heathrow at 1200 hrs
Depart London Heathrow  QR076 at 1600 hrs, arrive Doha at 0050 hrs next day   

Notes to Editors

Qatar Airways has orders worth over US$ 50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. The rapid expansion of Qatar Airways prompted the State of Qatar to embark on one of its biggest projects – the construction of a brand new international airport in Doha, which is scheduled to open in 2012.

For further information

Corporate Communications Department, Qatar Airways
Tel: +974-44302072, Fax: +974-44302069