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Qatar Airways Resumes Daily Service to Osaka Kansai

The award-winning airline has been a bridge between Japan and Qatar for 14 years and now serves two of the country’s major cities, Osaka and Tokyo


A gateway for global connectivity, travellers from Osaka can now travel via Hamad International Airport to destinations in Africa, Europe the Middle East and more


DOHA, Qatar – Today marks the resumption of Qatar Airways’ services to Osaka with a non-stop daily flight between Hamad International Airport (DOH) and Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Hamad International Airport (DOH).


The new route is operated by the state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft, equipped with 36 Business Class seats and 247 Economy Class seats.


Nestled in the heart of Japan’s Kansai region, Osaka stands as a beacon of cultural richness and modern innovation. Renowned for its dynamic blend of traditional Japanese heritage and contemporary flair, Osaka captivates visitors with its bustling streets, iconic landmarks and world-class cuisine. From the historic Osaka Castle to the vibrant entertainment district of Dotonbori, the city’s eclectic tapestry invites visitors to embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting city.


Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori, said: “As we continue to be at the forefront of global connectivity, Qatar Airways is delighted to once again serve the Kansai region of Japan with our new Osaka route.


He added: “This strategic expansion strengthens the award-winning airline’s commitment to the Japanese market, opening a gateway for travellers from Japan to the “Best Airport in the Middle East”, Hamad International Airport and our network of over 170 destinations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and more.”


As part of its codeshare partnership with Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways offers seamless domestic connectivity to 34 codeshare destinations in Japan. As such, Japan Airlines has placed its code on all Qatar Airways flights between Qatar and Japan, including Narita International Airport, Haneda Airport (officially Tokyo international airport), and now Kansai International Airport, as well as 14 destinations in Qatar Airways global network via Doha.


The new flights cement the strong cooperation between the two airlines laying foundations for the future growth of both partners, who remain committed to offering seamless connections and greater choice to passengers.


Resumption Schedule DOH-KIX:

(Daily, all local time)


·         Doha (DOH) to Osaka (KIX) – QR802 Departure 01:10, Arrival 16:30

·         Osaka (KIX) to Doha (DOH) – QR803 Departure 18:00, Arrival 00:05+1


On the way to their final destination, travellers can turn one holiday into two with incredible stopover packages to Qatar, offered by Qatar Airways Holidays. The packages offer five exciting options for travellers embarking on their journey on Qatar Airways’ network of over 170 destinations:


-       Standard: Choice of 4-star hotels

-       Premium: Choice of 5-star hotels

-       Premium with Beach Access: Choice of 5-star hotels with access to Doha Sands Beach, West Bay

-       Luxury: Choice of 5-star luxury hotels including breakfast

-       All-Inclusive Beach: Choice of 5-star hotels including breakfast and all-inclusive beach access to Doha Sands Beach, West Bay.


All stopover packages include 24-hour check-in facilities for guests to make the most of their time in Qatar, and can be tailored for add-on options including airport assistance, transfers and a range of tours and experiences to enhance their stay, including City and Desert Tours.


Passengers departing from Osaka can also book their holiday packages to their favourite destinations in the Americas and Europe: holidays.qatarairways.com.


Qatar Airways Privilege Club members will collect Avios on flights and can benefit from greater savings when paying for flights with a combination of cash and Avios, or Avios Max when paying 100 per cent of the fare using Avios. Members can also spend Avios on shopping and dining through Qatar Duty Free, packages with Qatar Airways Holidays and Discover Qatar, experiences with Privilege Club Collection, cabin upgrades and much more.


Qatar Airways’ new flights are available for booking on www.qatarairways.com

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class Lounge and World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the world’s best airline website by World Travel Tech Awards.

Qatar Airways was the first Airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme, based on recognised environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.

Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport’, as voted by voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.

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