Qatar Airways to boost Iran services from early next year

Qatar Airways to boost Iran services from early next year

Qatar Airways will expand its operations in Iran with the launch of a new twice-weekly direct service to Isfahan International Airport, starting from February 4th.

The carrier is also introducing increased services to Shiraz and Tehran, from early January 2019.

Isfahan will become the airline’s fourth non-stop gateway to Iran, joining Tehran, Shiraz and Mashad, with the service operating from Doha each Monday and Friday by an Airbus A320 aircraft.

Three extra weekly flights will be introduced to the Shiraz service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, taking the route to daily operation from January 2nd.

The airline will also introduce two extra flights on the Tehran route, with the addition of an extra flight on Wednesdays from January 2nd and Fridays from January 4th, taking the route to a triple-daily operation every day except on Tuesdays, when the service runs twice-daily.

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Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “With its incredible, age-old architecture and bustling traditional bazaars, we are thrilled to announce Isfahan as Qatar Airways’ fourth-service gateway into Iran.

“Isfahan is a city that is not only steeped in history, but one that has also emerged in recent years to combine its rich cultural heritage with modernity, making it one of Iran’s most fascinating, colourful and lively places for international visitors.

“We are also delighted to announce that we are increasing our weekly services to both Shiraz and Tehran in January.

“These latest launches are further evidence of Qatar Airways’ commitment to Iran, as well as the expansion of our network in this thriving market to provide greater connectivity to both business and leisure passengers alike.”