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QATAR AIRWAYS CONTINUES NETWORK EXPANSION ACROSS EUROPE

QATAR AIRWAYS CONTINUES NETWORK EXPANSION ACROSS EUROPE

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth and responding to increasing demand within Europe with a substantial increase in flight frequencies to Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark and Brussels in Belgium.


From 1 December 2015, flights from Doha to Stockholm, Sweden, will expand from a 10-times weekly service to 13 flights per week, a capacity increase of 30 per cent on the route. The increase is seasonal and valid until 25 March 2016. A double-daily service will be operated every day except Wednesday by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, offering customers 254 seats across its Business and Economy Classes.  With the launch of these additional frequencies, customers from the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa in particular will benefit from improved connectivity to the Swedish capital via Qatar Airways' Doha hub.


Qatar Airways’ flight network to Scandinavia will be further enhanced with the expansion of flights to Copenhagen from 2 December 2015. The airline will increase frequencies from an 11-times weekly service to double daily flights, representing an increase of almost 30 per cent in additional seats to Copenhagen every week.  All flights will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and customers flying from the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa can look forward to even smoother connections via the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport.


On 4 December 2015, five years after the introduction of the route, flights from Doha to Brussels will also be increased from seven to eight times weekly representing a 14 per cent increase in capacity on this route and enhanced connectivity for both leisure and corporate customers, particularly from the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to offer our customers wishing to travel to and from Sweden, Denmark and Belgium an even greater choice of connection opportunities and this further network expansion is evidence of the growing demand on these routes. Qatar Airways continues to expand rapidly, not only in terms of our global network but also in terms of the service we offer our customers. Complementing our five-star service in the skies on board one of the youngest fleets in the industry are our transfer facilities at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.”


Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a modern fleet of 166 aircraft to 152 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-Stockholm schedule from 1 December 2015:


Flight     Departs Doha     Arrives Stockholm     Days of operation


QR169      01:40                       06:05                Tues, Wed, Sat
QR167      08:40                       13:05                Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun
QR171      14:30                       18:55                Daily except Wed


Flight    Departs Stockholm   Arrives Doha      Days of operation


QR170      09:45                      17:45                Tues, Wed, Sat
QR168      15:05                      23:05                Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun
QR172      21:25                      05:25+1            Daily except Wed


Doha-Copenhagen schedule from 2 December 2015:


Flight      Departs Doha     Arrives Copenhagen       Days of operation


QR161         02:25                       07:00                    Tues, Thurs, Sat
QR159         08:20                       12:55                     Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
QR163         14:45                       19:20                              Daily


Flight      Departs Copenhagen   Arrives Doha      Days of operation


QR162              09:55                       17:55             Tues, Thurs, Sat
QR160              15:30                       23:15            Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
QR164              21:25                       05:10+1                     Daily


Doha-Brussels schedule from 4 December 2015:


Flight        Departs Doha       Arrives Brussels           Days of operation


QR195             01:45                     06:45                 Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
QR193             08:05                     13:05                  Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun


Flight Departs Brussels   Arrives Doha Days of operation


QR196            09:55                     18:00                 Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
QR194            15:15                     23.20                   Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun


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


For Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/albums/72157658579021412


Notes to Editors:


Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and it currently flies a modern fleet of 166 aircraft to 152 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.


For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages


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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