Qatar Airway’s flight schedules between Singapore and Doha are being revamped to offer daily services and more convenient connections during the Summer 2006 flying programme.
Beginning May 2, Qatar Airways will bring a number of its key destinations closer to travellers from Singapore with vastly improved connections to cities across Europe, Middle East and Africa via its Doha hub.
It is the latest step by Qatar Airways to improve its product offering to passengers since launching scheduled flights on the route in December 2003 with three services a week.
In May 2004, the airline upgraded the service to daily from Doha, with four flights operating via the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. All the services were operated with an Airbus A300 aircraft.
Twelve months later in July 2005, in line with the airline’s philosophy of offering increased capacity on its long-haul services, the Doha - Singapore flights were upgraded to non-stop using the state-of-the-art widebody Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a two-class configuration.
Three of the weekly services continue onto the southern Philippines port city of Cebu and the other four to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
With the revised Singapore - Doha flight timings from May 2, Qatar Airways will be able to offer daily services to the Middle East and improved connections to cities as diverse as London, Paris, Manchester, Frankfurt, Athens, Rome, Madrid, Nairobi, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Cairo.
Qatar Airways currently has an international network spanning 69 destinations with a young and modern fleet of 44 all-Airbus aircraft.
Speaking in Singapore during a press briefing today, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the latest steps being taken on the Singapore route reflected the airline’s commitment to provide passengers with more convenient flights to and from the island city-state via Doha.
“Since we started our Singapore operation just over two years ago, we have enjoyed phenomenal success on the route,” he said at the briefing held in conjunction with the Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore (FCA).
“It was only a matter of time that we upgraded the service - be it through capacity, frequency or, now, schedules.”