DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today announces that it will suspend its non-stop service between Doha, its home airport, and Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX), Japan, after 31 March 2016, due to commercial reasons.
Qatar Airways first started service to Osaka on 31 March 2005. From 12 January 2016, Qatar Airways will serve Osaka five times weekly (down from a daily non-stop service) from Doha, with all Qatar Airways operations to Osaka withdrawn after 31 March 2016. Affected passengers will be offered alternative travel solutions via Qatar Airways customer care department.
Qatar Airways will continue to serve Tokyo with daily non-stop flights to both Haneda International Airport and Narita International Airport.
The last departure from Doha will be 31 March 2016, on Qatar Airways Flight 802 departing Doha at 01:40 and arriving Osaka-Kansai at 16:55. The last non-stop Qatar Airways flight from Osaka-Kansai will depart 31 March 2016 at 22:40 and arrive Doha Hamad International Airport at 04:40 on 1 April 2016.
Doha-Osaka flight schedule from 12 January 2016 through 31 March 2016
Daily except Tuesdays and Saturdays
Departure from Doha QR802 at 01:40, arriving in Osaka at 16:55
Departure from Osaka QR803 at 22:40, arriving in Doha at 04:40 (next day)
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 173 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways 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 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.
This year, Qatar Airways 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.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 173 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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