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Qatar Airways Expanding Global Network

Qatar Airways is expanding its global network this winter with the addition of six routes from its operational hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.
Over the next three months, Beijing, Seychelles, London Gatwick, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Yangon will be added to the network, increasing Qatar Airways’ global reach from 53 to 59 destinations.

The new routes starting this winter from Doha are:

Beijing 3 times a week beginning 25 November 2004
London Gatwick daily beginning 26 November 2004
Seychelles 4 times a week beginning 1 December 2004
Yangon 4 times a week beginning 8 January 2005
Johannesburg 4 times a week beginning 16 January 2005
Cape Town 4 times a week beginning 16 January 2005

By the end of 2005, Qatar Airways expects to serve at least 70 destinations, including North America and Australia.

Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker said, “Qatar Airways is really spreading its reach to exciting new destinations to cater for growing demand from a diverse group of travellers,”


He explained that the new routes would appeal to both business and leisure travellers and offer good connections to passengers travelling between continents via Doha.

Beijing becomes Qatar Airways’ 9th destination in the Far East that already includes Shanghai, Seoul, Bangkok, Singapore, Cebu, Manila, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

“Since the launch of our Shanghai flights last year, the route has proved very popular and it was only natural for us to extend our Five Star service to business and leisure travellers by introducing Beijing as our second destination in China,” said Al Baker.