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QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES NON-STOP SERVICE TO ZAGREB

Passengers to benefit from a direct six-hour non-stop service from Doha

Flights scheduled to commence on October 1, will operate three times weekly

08 Jun 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways announced today that commencing 1 October 2014, the airline will offer non-stop flights from Doha to Zagreb three times weekly. The new direct flights will provide a more convenient alternative to the current daily flights to Zagreb which fly via Budapest before moving onwards to the Croatian capital.

From 1 October, passengers will be able to fly daily directly to Budapest, four times a week to Zagreb via Budapest on a linked flight, and three times a week directly to Zagreb on the delinked flight.

Passengers flying into and out of Zagreb will benefit from the new six-hour non-stop route which will provide reduced overall travel times to and from many of Qatar Airways’ 141 destinations around the world. The airline’s expanding global reach and significant growth in size of its ever-increasing fleet, as well as the popularity of the route, has enabled the airline to offer this new non-stop thrice-weekly service.

Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “In the two years since we began flying to Zagreb we have watched it grow into one of our most popular destinations in Europe. This is why I am so pleased that we are now able to provide our passengers with a new and more convenient option by offering a direct flight to this beautiful city direct from Doha. We are also excited that those travelling with Qatar Airways will now have the opportunity to experience and explore the new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, our newest pride and joy.”

Passengers flying from Zagreb and onwards will enjoy a quick and convenient transfer at Hamad International Airport, the newest airport hub in the world. With HIA offering more than 100 retail and dining options, as well as activity nodes and art pieces for passengers to explore, the airport is sure to further enhance passengers’ overall travel experience.

The new route schedule will increase seats to 240 Business Class and 2,640 Economy Class per week, an increase of 72 and 384 seats respectively. The airline will continue to fly the A320 aircraft direct to and from Zagreb. With its two-cabin configuration, comprising of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 Economy Class seats, the A320 offers Qatar Airways passengers five-star excellence in both service and on-board comfort.

Croatia National Theatre in Zagreb.

Croatia National Theatre in Zagreb.

Szechenyi Bath in Budapest.

Szechenyi Bath in Budapest.

Qatar Airways, the State of Qatar’s national airline, has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 134 aircraft to 141 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

Over the next few months, the network will grow further with new routes to Miami, USA (June 10, 2014), Tokyo Haneda, Japan (June 18, 2014), Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014) and Djibouti (July 27, 2014).

Schedule:

NEW Three-times weekly non-stop Doha to/from Zagreb (all times local)

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
QR 217 departs DOH at 07:05; arrives ZAG at 11:55
QR 218 departs ZAG at 12:55; arrives DOH at 19:15

Daily non-stop to Budapest with split schedules (all times local)

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
QR 213 departs DOH at 07:25; arrives BUD at 12:00
QR 214 departs BUD at 13:00; arrives DOH at 19:15

Four-times weekly Doha to/from Zagreb via Budapest (all times local)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
QR 209 departs DOH at 07:40; arrives BUD at 12:15
QR 209 departs BUD at 13:15; arrives ZAG at 14:10

QR 210 departs ZAG at 15:10; arrives BUD at 16:05
QR 210 departs BUD at 17:05; arrives DOH at 23:20

For Images:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157645070917714/

Notes to Editors:

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 14,250 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 300 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. 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