Saturday, December 10, 2011

Qatar Airways to start fifth daily flight to Heathrow

Qatar Airways is to introduce a fifth daily flight between Doha and London Heathrow from the start of the Northern Summer schedules on March 25 next year.
The additional service on the highly popular route takes capacity up from 28 to 35 flights each week. Flight times have been scheduled to offer more convenient connections over its Doha hub to and from the carrier's route network across Asia Pacific.
Flight QR075 departs Doha at 0635 every day, arriving into London Heathrow at 1200 hrs local time.
The return flight QR076 leaves London Heathrow at 1600 hrs, arriving into Doha at 0050 hrs local time the following day.
Qatar Airways' flagship Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft will be deployed on the new service with a capacity of 42 seats in Business Class featuring lie-flat beds, and 217 seats in Economy.
Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al-Baker said the additional capacity reflected the growing importance of London to the airline's international operations and would also help meet demand for the Olympics taking place in the British capital next summer.
"This increased capacity will provide greater connectivity for our passengers to and from Heathrow across key business and leisure destinations, including Bali, Bangkok, Delhi, Islamabad, Maldives, Melbourne, and launching summer of next year, Perth."
Commenting on the frequency increase, Qatar Airways Country Manager UK & Ireland Richard Oliver said: "The extra flight is welcome news, appealing to both the business and leisure travel community, giving them greater options to plan their travel arrangements."
Qatar Airways currently operates scheduled flights to 110 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.