MDD VerticaFare Tracking ID Dynamic Fare Tracking ID Histogram Fare Tracking ID Fares Strip Fare Tracking ID Boxever Tracking ID Homepage Fares Tracking ID Boxever Offers Tracking ID Header Checkin ID Manage Booking Checkin ID BPG Desktop ID BPG Mobile ID
ALL60431240 ALL54330180 ALL62332760 ALL59705690 ALL11101210 ALL75955700 (DefaultValue) ALL65919200 (DefaultValue) ALL50312570 (DefaultValue) ALL54261150 (Default Value)

Qatar Airways Expands UK Services With New Gatwick Route

London, UK – Award-winning Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has celebrated the launch of daily non-stop scheduled services between Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, and London Gatwick.

The new route marks an expansion of the airline's operations in the UK where it already serves London Heathrow twice-daily from Doha.

The Gatwick service is operated by the state-of-the-art long-range Airbus A330-200 in a two-class configuration of Business and Economy, featuring the latest inflight entertainment system, Audio Video On Demand.

Gatwick is one of six new winter routes being launched from Doha over the next six weeks, increasing Qatar Airways' global reach from 53 to 59 destinations.

Flights between Doha and Beijing were launched yesterday (November 25), Seychelles comes on line on December 1, Yangon joins the network on January 8 and both Johannesburg and Cape Town will feature on Qatar Airways' global map from January 16.

The airline operates across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East. By the end of 2005, the airline plans to serve at least 70 destinations, including cities in North America and Australia.

Qatar Airways senior manager commercial operations West, Fathi Al Shehab led a delegation from the Middle East on the inaugural Gatwick service and expressed his delight on behalf of the company about the new route.

“Adding Gatwick to our operation is a significant milestone for Qatar Airways as the route complements our Heathrow services and we can now offer passengers three flights a day between Doha and the London market,” said Al Shehab.

“We provide excellent connections to both business and leisure travellers flying on our route network via Doha and we will be able to offer additional connections over Gatwick to North America with our partner airlines.”

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker added that London Gatwick was part of a route expansion programme that reinforced the carrier's position as one of the fastest growing airlines in the world.

"Qatar Airways is really spreading its reach to exciting new destinations to cater for growing demand from a diverse group of travellers,” he said.

"London is one of our prime markets where we have gradually increased capacity out of Heathrow over the years. Gatwick offers an alternative choice to the highly popular Heathrow services.”

As one of the fastest growing and youngest carriers in the world, Qatar Airways has made significant inroads in the global aviation industry to become an award-winning airline in just a short few years.

“We recently joined an elite club of only two other airlines to be awarded a Five Star ranking for our high standards, excellent service and good quality by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency,” said Al Baker.

Skytrax has also ranked Qatar Airways' cabin crew as the best in the Middle East for the second year running and fifth best in the world following a survey of more than two million passengers worldwide.

Qatar Airways operates a modern all-Airbus fleet of 36 aircraft, which will double in size over the next few years following a $5.1bn order for 34 additional Airbus jets.

The airline currently offers the latest inflight entertainment system on board the Airbus A330. The entertainment system features 32 Hollywood movies and films from around the world and short programmes, together with a choice of 40 CDs, 16 audio channels and 12 interactive games such as Solitaire and Millionaire.

In addition to the winter 2005 flying programme, Qatar Airways will launch five new routes – Osaka, Melbourne, Athens, Tunis and Algiers – from summer 2005.

The new London Gatwick flights QR075 depart Doha at 0150, arriving in Gatwick at 0630. Return flights QR076 depart London Gatwick at 0955, arriving in Doha at 1935.

Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com

Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com


Qatar Airways Corporate Communications
Tel: +974 4496956, Fax: +974 4620132
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

Skip To Top