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QATAR AIRWAYS CONTINUES ITS NETWORK EXPANSION ACROSS AFRICA AND INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT

QATAR AIRWAYS CONTINUES ITS NETWORK EXPANSION ACROSS AFRICA AND INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT

DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.


From 7th September 2015, flights from Doha to Asmara will be increased from four to five times per week, representing a 25% increase in capacity and enhanced connectivity, in particular for customers from North America and Europe. 


And on 9th December 2015, flights from Doha to Dhaka, Bangladesh, will also be increased substantially with the number of frequencies jumping from 10 to 14 weekly, effectively  increasing capacity by 40% on this popular route.  Operated with an Airbus 330-300 offering 30 seats in Business and 275 in Economy, the additional flights will allow even more connection opportunities for customers flying from the Middle East, the U.S., Europe and Africa.


For the Doha-Asmara route, all flights are operated with Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration with 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. The Asmara expansion comes only nine months after the Eritrean capital was first introduced in December 2014 and demonstrates the growing demand for this route.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to continually enhancing the five-star experience we offer to all our customers and this further expansion is in direct response to a growing demand on these popular routes. We are delighted to offer even more opportunities for our customers across the globe to connect through Doha’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport to both Eritrea and Bangladesh, flying on board one of the youngest fleets in the industry.”


Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a modern fleet of 163 aircraft to 151 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. At this year’s Skytrax Awards, the airline won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.


Customers flying Qatar Airways can also enjoy the newly launched in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, with up to 2,000 movies, TV shows and entertainment options available to view on board.


Doha-Asmara schedule from 7 September 2015:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
QR1443 Departs Doha 21:30hrs, Arrives Asmara 01:00hrs (next day)


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
QR1444 Departs Asmara 02:00hrs, Arrives 05:20hrs


Doha-Dhaka schedule from 9 December 2015:
Doha-Dhaka double-daily schedule
QR634 Departs Doha 01:45hrs, Arrives Dhaka 09:30hrs
QR636 Departs Doha 08:55hrs, Arrives Dhaka 16:40hrs


Dhaka-Doha double-daily schedule
QR635 Departs Dhaka 10:40hrs, Arrives Doha 13:50hrs
QR637 Departs Dhaka 20:00, Arrives Doha 23:10hrs


For latest flight schedules, please visit http://www.qatarairways.com/


For images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157656910860770


Notes to Editors:


Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and it currently flies a modern fleet of 164 aircraft to 151 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.


Qatar Airways recently won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of “Airline of the Year”.


Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.


Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.


For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.


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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


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