Qatar Airways increases capacity on Shiraz, Iran, route

Qatar Airways increases capacity on Shiraz, Iran, route

Qatar Airways will upgrade its operations to the southern Iranian city of Shiraz from an Airbus A320 to an Airbus A330 on November 2nd, in order to meet increasing demand from passengers.

The 260-seater Airbus A330 aircraft increases capacity on this route by 81 per cent, with 464 more seats available per week for those travelling on the highly-popular Doha-Shiraz route.

Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Our Doha-Shiraz flights have performed exceptionally well since we launched the route six years ago.

“We have gradually increased capacity on the route by adding additional flights, and are delighted to now offer a larger aircraft with more seating capacity on-board our Airbus A330.

“Responding directly to increased demand clearly demonstrates our commitment to delivering five-star service to our passengers.”

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Qatar Airways has been flying to Iran for 13 years, and first launched services to Tehran in 2004. 

Flights to Mashhad started the following year, and Shiraz was introduced to the network in 2011. 

The airline currently serves Iran with a total of 58 flights per week to and from Doha’s award-winning Hamad International Airport.

The 260-seater A330 aircraft offers passengers an award-winning entertainment system with countless entertainment options.

Qatar Airways will be adding many more destinations to its network in 2017 and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and St. Petersburg, Russia, to name a few.