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Cairo, EGYPT – Qatar Airways is set to increase frequency on its popular Cairo – Doha route to triple daily flights beginning July 1 ahead of the busy summer travel season.
The Doha-based carrier is introducing five flights to its current 16 services a week, taking frequency up to three flights each day offering passengers more choice, greater flexibility and additional travel options.
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Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “For the second time this year, we’ve increased capacity between Cairo and Doha due to over whelming demand demonstrating the resurgence in tourism, as well as business travel to and from the Egyptian capital.
“In the space of just three months, Qatar Airways has increased frequency on the route by 24 per cent, soon operating three daily flights each morning, afternoon and evening, and with better connectivity to an array of destinations including Beijing, Bangkok, Dubai, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo and cities across the Gulf.
“Come July 1, our passengers to and from Cairo will be able to enjoy enhanced flight frequency as well as our unmatched Five-Star hospitality onboard our aircraft.”
Qatar Airways has been flying to Cairo since 1994 – the airline’s initial year of operations and the route has proved highly popular both as a leisure and business destination.
The airline will be operating a mix of narrow-body Airbus A320s, wide-body Airbus A330s and its flagship Boeing 777 aircraft on flights to and from Cairo. The operating aircraft follow a two-class seat configuration offering seats both in First Class and Economy Class.
Apart from flights to Cairo, Qatar Airways has an extensive network in Egypt offering non-stop daily flights to popular gateway cities Alexandria and Luxor. The additional services to Cairo will see Qatar Airways operate a total of 35 flights a week to Egypt.
One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 125 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq) – the latter started on June 3.
Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 28) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014).
The Doha – Cairo Daily Schedules effective July 1 (all times local)
Depart Doha QR502 at 0055 hrs, arrive Cairo 0325 hrs
Depart Cairo QR503 at 0620 hrs, arrive Doha 1035 hrs
Depart Doha QR508 at 0905 hrs, arrive Cairo 1135 hrs
Depart Cairo QR509 at 1355 hrs, arrive Doha 1810 hrs
Depart Doha QR514 at 1345 hrs, arrive Cairo 1615 hrs
Depart Cairo QR515 at 1745 hrs, arrive Doha 2200 hrs
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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 third consecutive year in 2013. 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