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Qatar Doubles Frequency to Bahrain

Qatar Airways is to double its number of daily flights from the Kingdom of Bahrain to Doha to four starting 10 November 2004.“Bahrain is a key market for Qatar Airways and we want the public to be able to take full advantage of the high levels of service we provide,” said Mohammed Ali, Bahrain Area Manager, Qatar Airways.

“The substantial increase in the number of flights to Qatar will allow our customers to minimise transit times and increase their flight experience.”

The announcement comes as Qatar Airways gears up for an exciting few weeks with the launch of six new routes in a bid to further expand the airline’s global reach and presence.

Qatar Airlines will be launching flights to high profile destinations such as London Gatwick, Beijing, Seychelles, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Yangon. Members of the airline’s Privilege Club will earn double miles for the first month of operations as part of a special promotion.

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

Qatar Airways operates to 53 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East. By the end of 2005, Qatar Airways will serve at least 70 destinations, including North America and Australia.

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 had 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,” added Al Baker.