Qatar Airways is launching a new route to Hong Kong on the 26th March.
Daily scheduled flights will operate non-stop from Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, to Hong Kong - the airline’s third gateway in Greater China.
Qatar Airways already serves the Chinese capital Beijing and commercial centre of Shanghai with four flights a week to each city, non-stop from Doha.
Hong Kong becomes Qatar Airways’ 12th Far East destination in a route network that already covers Osaka, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Manila, Cebu, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Yangon and Jakarta.
The new Hong Kong service will be operated by the state-of-the-art Airbus A330 widebody aircraft, configured in two classes. Business Class features up to 24 seats reclining 160 degrees in a 2-2-2 configuration, while the Economy cabin has up to 259 seats.
Qatar Airways’ A330-200 features the airline’s Audio Video On Demand interactive entertainment system, allowing passengers in all classes to choose from more than 40 international films, as well as short programmes to view on their individual TV screens. Passengers can also listen to an extensive list of 250 CDs and 16 audio channels. In addition, there is a choice of 12 video games to play through the interactive TV screens.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said “Hong Kong has a fantastic tourist product and some of the world’s best conference and convention facilities. By working closely with our partners in Hong Kong, Qatar Airways promises to make this route one of the most successful in recent years.”
More than 23 million people visited Hong Kong during 2005. The Middle East is one of the key markets for inbound tourism to Hong Kong, with visitor figures from the region rising more than 7 per cent in January alone.