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QATAR AIRWAYS TO INCREASE FLIGHTS ON MOST POPULAR DOHA – DUBAI ROUTES

New Daily Flights to take Dubai Frequency to 14 Services Per Day and Dubai World Central to 4 Services Per Day

25 Aug 2014

DOHA, Qatar – Effective October 26th, Qatar Airways will be increasing frequency on its very popular Doha – Dubai routes with additional daily flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), taking its frequency to 14-flights-per-day to DXB and 4-flights-per-day to DWC.

Doha (DOH) – Dubai (DXB) has the highest frequency in Qatar Airways’ route network: this popular Gulf route is currently served by the airline 91 times a week, and will be increasing to 98 flights a week. DWC which is currently served 21 times per week will be increasing to 28 flights-per-week from October 26th.

The additional daily flight to DXB will depart at 1000 hrs, arriving in DXB at 1210 hrs and the return flight will leave DXB at 1330 hrs, arriving in DOH at 1335 hrs. To DWC, the fourth daily flight will depart at 0130 hrs, arriving in DWC at 0340 hrs and the return flight will leave DWC at 0625 hrs, arriving in DOH at 0630 hrs.

Qatar Airways has revised its Doha and DXB departure timings to significantly improve customer convenience. The 14 daily flights will depart from DOH on the hour and from DXB on the half hour. With the convenient timing of the flights, local passengers will have greater flexibility added to their travel plans. 

Apart from DXB and DWC, Qatar Airways also currently operates three-flights-a-day to Sharjah (SHJ) and six daily flights to Abu Dhabi (AUH), and is the only airline which operates to these four airports within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are dedicated to increasing our presence in key markets like the UAE and adding capacity on one of our most popular routes like Dubai demonstrates this commitment.

“As one of our closest neighbours in the Gulf, it is of key importance to offer excellent and frequent air travel connections to the UAE, and the increase in capacity will offer our passengers an even wider variety of options when they are looking to reach their final destinations”, added Mr. Al Baker.

Qatar Airways operates one of the largest global networks and as such presents a unique advantage for passengers seeking to reach Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and the North and South American markets with its seamless connections via Doha.

The airline has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across the globe.

The Doha – Dubai (DXB) Additional Daily Flight Schedule Commencing October 26 (all times local)

Depart Doha QR1022 at 1000 hrs, arrive DXB at 1210 hrs
Depart DXB QR1023 at 1330 hrs, arrive Doha at 1335 hrs

The Doha – Dubai World Central (DWC) Additional Daily Flight Schedule Commencing October 26 (all times local)

Depart Doha QR1032 at 0130 hrs, arrive DWC at 0340 hrs
Depart DWC QR1033 at 0625 hrs, arrive Doha at 0630 hrs

For images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157646652005392/

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 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 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