To meet the rush of passengers this summer, Qatar Airways has increased the frequency of its flights to 12 destinations. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker said: “The recent addition of two state of the art Airbus A330-200 aircraft has helped us to increase the frequencies as well as to begin operations to new destinations.”
With the raising of the frequencies, Qatar Airways now operates 11 flights a week to London`s Heathrow Airport from the earlier nine. To cater to the growing number of European tourists visiting the Maldives, the airline has raised the number of flights to Male to 7 from 3. Flights to the Middle East and Arab country destinations have also been increased. Qatar Airways now operates seven flights a week to Saudi Arabia with the raising of the Jeddah frequency to 5 from the earlier 3. The other Saudi destination is Riyadh to which the airline flies twice a week.
The other destinations to which the frequencies have been raised are (earlier frequency in brackets) Amman 6 (5), Damascus 4 (3), Khartoum 4 (2), Bangkok 7 (2), Manila 5 (2), Kuala Lumpur 6 (3), two of which are via Bangkok, Kathmandu 11 (7), Karachi 7 (5), Jakarta 4 (3).
Qatar Airways will add two more destinations to its network on October 28th with the launching of services to Sharjah and Hyderabad (India). The airline, Qatar`s national carrier, has recently launched services to Frankfurt (4 flights a week), Casablanca (3 flights), Milan (4 flights) and Sanaa (3 flights).
Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world has the distinction of operating an all-Airbus fleet. Currently the airline has a fleet of 17 aircraft including 7 Airbus A 300-600 R, 7 Airbus A 320,2 Airbus A 330-200 and one Airbus Corporate jetliner ACJ 319.
Qatar Airways has been successfully operating its subsidiaries - Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Duty Free, Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Distribution Company and the fledgling Qatar Air Catering Company.