Qatar Airways Launches Two to Mashad

24th May 2005

Qatar Airways has announced the schedules for its new flights to the Iranian city of Mashad being launched on June 1. The city will be served non-stop twice-a-week from Qatar Airways’ operational hub of Doha, capital of the State of Qatar. The route will be operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business and 132 in Economy.
Mashad becomes Qatar Airways’ second Iranian point to be served from Doha, following the launch of flights to the capital Tehran 12 months ago. With a population of two million people, Mashad is Iran’s second largest city and is the centre of commerce and industry in Khorasan Province in north-west Iran. The city is also the centre of Iran’s carpet weaving industry.

To celebrate the route launch, Qatar Airways is offering members of its Privilege Club frequent flyer programme with double Qmiles for the first full month of the new Mashad flights.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the Tehran route had performed extremely well, prompting the airline to step up capacity from four to five flights a week soon after the launch.

“Tehran has proved to be a very important and busy route for Qatar Airways which is why increased capacity last year.

“We are now delighted to add Mashad as our second point in Iran and serve the growing needs of our passengers, many of whom will be travelling from neighbouring Middle East markets to Iran,” he said.



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