Qatar Airways has announced it will begin flights to Hangzhou, China on December 20th 2013.
The non-stop service from Doha to Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, will fly four-times-weekly.
“This year we celebrate 10 years of flying to China,” said Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
“The addition of our seventh route in China will provide additional connectivity for business and leisure travellers connecting from Asia, the Middle East and GCC countries.
“Just two months after the launch of the Chengdu service, we are able to offer our passengers even more options for flying into China with the addition of Hangzhou.”
A state-of-the-art Airbus A330 will be operated on the Doha – Hangzhou route.
The aircraft will feature 260 seats with 24 seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy.
Selected aircraft will feature seatback TV screens, providing passengers with the next generation interactive on board entertainment system, featuring a choice of more than 800 audio and video on-demand options.
Qatar Airways began operations to China in 2003 with the launch non-stop flights to Shanghai, with the airline further expanding its portfolio over the past decade with the addition of Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chongqing and Chengdu.
Hangzhou, which is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in China, is known for its rich history and picturesque scenery.
The city, one of the top tourist sites in China, is also referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’, ‘Home of Silk’ and ‘Tea Capital’.