Qatar Airways is busy preparing for its second route launch of the year with its latest Indian gateway being added to an ever-growing international route network from June 15.The southern coastal city of Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut, will be the airline’s 83rd route with daily non-stop scheduled flights from Doha. It also heralds further expansion into Kerala State for Qatar Airways, which already operates to Cochin and Trivandrum.
The new route is Qatar Airways’ ninth destination in India. Kozhikode is Kerala’s third largest city with a population of almost 500,000 people and home to serene beaches, historic sites, lush green scenery and world-renowned Ayurvedic health treatments - a haven for holidaymakers seeking adventure and relaxation.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said, “Our new flights take our capacity into India up to 58 flights a week spread across nine cities, including Dellhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Trivandrum, Nagpur and Hyderabad. This is a significant presence for Qatar Airways in India, and we look forward to strengthening our position across the country even further over the years.”
Qatar Airways offers a wide choice of connections for passengers from Europe, Middle East and Africa to India. The airline currently operates a modern fleet of 62 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to 82 destinations worldwide.