Qatar Airways is to introduce a fifth daily flight between Doha and London Heathrow Airport from March 25th next year.
The additional service on the highly popular route takes capacity up from 28 to 35 flights each week.
Flight times have been scheduled to offer more convenient connections over its Doha hub to and from the carrier’s route network across Asia Pacific.
Flight QR075 departs Doha at 06:35 every day, arriving into London Heathrow at 12:00 local time.
The return flight QR076 leaves London Heathrow at 16:00, arriving into Doha at 00:50 local time the following day.
Qatar Airways’ flagship Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft will be deployed on the new service with a capacity of 42 seats in Business Class featuring lie-flat beds, and 217 seats in Economy.
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the additional capacity reflected the growing importance of London to the airline’s international operations and would also help meet demand for the Olympics taking place in the British capital next summer.
“London has been one of our best-performing routes and it was only a matter of time before we could look at increasing frequency to meet the high demand, enabling our loyal customers and those travelling with us for the first time, to take full advantage of the high levels of service we provide.
“With the global spotlight also turning on London for next summer’s Olympics, we look forward to facilitating travel for sports lovers to what promises to be a great spectacle,” he added.
Qatar Airways currently operates scheduled flights to 110 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 102 aircraft.
Qatar Airways is considered as offering the Middle East’s Leading Airline Business Class by the prestigious World Travel Awards.