DOHA, Qatar – Award-winning Qatar Airways has increased frequency between Doha and Abu Dhabi with an extra daily flight to offer UAE residents with convenient morning connections to the airline’s global network of services over Qatar.
The new 0755 early morning departure from Abu Dhabi provides business and leisure passengers with a wave of suitable connections in Doha to Qatar Airways’ extensive network of services covering the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the additional frequency strengthened its position as an airline of choice, giving passengers greater flexibility.
“Abu Dhabi is a key neighbouring market for Qatar Airways with plenty of passengers travelling from the Emirate to Doha to do business in Qatar or to catch onward connections to rest of the world,” he said.
“We are extremely pleased to be providing passengers with additional travel benefits and look forward to increasing capacity even further as and when demand permits and extra aircraft capacity is available.”
The additional Abu Dhabi frequency is Qatar Airways’ last arriving flight into Abu Dhabi from Doha at 0140 each day and is the first morning departure from the Emirate to the Qatari capital at 0755.
In addition to Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways operates seven flights a day between Doha and Dubai in the UAE.
Qatar Airways operates a fleet of 40 modern all-Airbus aircraft to 62 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Indian subcontinent and Far East from its operational hub of Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.
The airline added Tunis and Algiers to its route network on May 2, with services to the Greek capital Athens due to start on June 15.
Qatar Airways Doha – Abu Dhabi – Doha flight schedules:
QR124 at 0815, arrive Abu Dhabi at 1010
QR126 at 1345, arrive Abu Dhabi at 1540
QR128 at 2050, arrive Abu Dhabi at 2245
QR120 at 2345, arrive Abu Dhabi at 0140
Depart Abu Dhabi
QR121 at 0755, arrive Doha at 0750
QR125 at 1110, arrive Doha at 1105
QR127 at 1900, arrive Doha at 1855
QR129 at 2340, arrive Doha at 2335
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
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