Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways is responding to the increased demand for its services to Istanbul by announcing an addition of three weekly flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport making the route daily, commencing October 26, 2014.
The non-stop four-flights-a-week service from Doha to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport was initially launched on May 22nd this year, marking Qatar Airways’ expansion to its third route in Turkey.
The airline currently operates to three destinations in Turkey - Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (four-weekly-flights), Istanbul Ataturk Airport (10-flights-a-week) and Ankara (four-weekly-flights).
With the additional flights from Doha to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on October 26, the number of flights to Istanbul rises from 14 to 17 frequencies each week.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways passengers looking to travel to Istanbul will have even more choice with further convenience and flexibility to their travel plans.
“The extra flights will also be a great boost for the travelling public from Istanbul to cities around the world.”
Turkey’s tourism industry has experienced a recent upward surge and Istanbul is growing commercially serving as a vital connecting hub between Asia and Europe.
Now, passengers to and from Istanbul will have better connections across a number of routes in the airline’s extensive network of global destinations including popular destinations such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bangkok, the Maldives, Bali, Singapore, Melbourne and Hong Kong.
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 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
The Doha – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport Three Additional Weekly Flights Schedule Commencing October 26 (all times local):
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Depart Doha QR243 at 1410 hrs, arrive Sabiha airport at 1735 hrs
Depart Sabiha Airport QR244 at 1835 hrs, arrive Doha at 2330 hrs
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.
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