DOHA, Qatar – Commencing November 16, Qatar Airways will be increasing its operations to Madrid, Spain, with the addition of three extra flights per week. The increase in frequency will bring the total number of flights up from seven to 10 per week, resulting in a significant increase in flight options for passengers.
With the addition of the three new frequencies, the route, which is serviced by a Boeing 777 aircraft will offer an additional 252 Business Class and 1,758 Economy Class seats per week, for an overall increase of 2,010 seats.
The additional flight timings will offer passengers even more choice when connecting to any of Qatar Airways’ 144 destinations throughout its global network. This includes excellent connection times for business and leisure passengers travelling to routes in the Middle East and Asia.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “In the short time that we have been flying to Madrid, we have witnessed a steady increase in the demand for flights to and from the city. I am happy to say that a direct result of that is the number of travellers that choose to fly with us has also increased, and this is why we are thrilled to be able to satisfy the demand of our passengers by offering three additional flights per week. We look forward to welcoming both our current and new passengers onboard, where they will have an opportunity to have an enhanced five-star travel experience with Qatar Airways.”
Direct flights to Madrid, both the capital and the most populous city in Spain, were launched in December 2005. With a population of more than three million, the Spanish capital is considered one of the world’s major global cities thanks to its influence in the areas of politics, education, environment, fashion, science and the arts.
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 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
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 350 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.
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