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Qatar Airways To Link Kathmandu And KL?  
User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 957 posts, RR: 26
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

A report from Nepal Association of Tour Agents stated that Qatar Airways would be starting service between Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur.
According to the association's hon secretary, QR's chief executive Akbar Al Baker said in a press conference in Nepal last Friday that QR would be starting daily flights between the two cities in April.

Anyone else heard this news? If true, it's certainly good news for the KUL as KTM would be a new destination from the airport, but a daily sounds very ambitious. And I guess it'll be at the expense of the nonstop Doha flts, which will all be routed via KTM.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

QR is interested in a lot of different things and an airline which is looking for so many different possibilities really will a bright future. Just to mention the airport in CMB and Jaffna etc.

I'm pretty sure that there is a demand between KUL and KTM and I always was wondering why MAS never wanted to go into KTM.

I wonder if QR would get traffic rights between KTM and KUL.

Just to mention, I really hope that QR will continue it's DOH-KUL nonstop service. I don't think that you could promote a Europe-DOH/DOH-KTM-KUL flight for pax between Europe and KUL.



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User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5068 times:

Qatar Airways was recently given the right to carry passengers between KTM and the following destinations

- Karachi
- Muscat
- Kuala Lumpur
- Brunei

and two more I can't remember. Karachi and Muscat bust be flown DOH-MCT/KHI-KTM and KUL and Brunei can be flown as an extension of KTM. The press conference anounced that QR got those rights (they got those since late last year) but it is only speculation at this point if they fly to KUL from KTM which I think is unlikely. IF (and that is a big IF) they do, it won't be to the expense of the daily non-stop but to the expense of the BKK-KUL flights which are already on the chopping blocks from what I have heard (not confirmed)

QR's aircraft arrive in KTM in the afternoon and depart to doha the next day in the morning, so if QR do decide to fly to KUL from KTM they won't need extra aircraft but they would need more crew and at this point that is difficult. Starting March 30th QR's flights to KTM would go to 11x weekly (13x subj to gov approval) and so the aircraft will only overnight once a week which would make this extremely unlikely.


User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5064 times:

Oh and one more thing, QR's schedules for the summer season are very flexible (read: unorganised). One day you get an email saying 4x weekly flights to XXX next week 6x weekly flights to XXX and then 3x weekly the week after etc....

User currently offlineMhz From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

Suprisingly enough I did fly QR from Doha to KUL and half of the y class passengers from Nepal and they were getting connecting flight from KUL. I did not ask which airline did they take to Nepal

User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

QR is the only airline that flies between DOH and KTM. KUL-DOH-KTM is a pretty weird routing. Has Thai stopped flying to KTM? I am sure they would be a better off flying through BKK.

BTW MHz when did you fly on QR?


User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

I have been puzzled by the QR schedules to Kathmandu for sometime.
They have been pretty much locking up the aircraft for the whole day in one flight with something like an 18 hour stop at Kathmandu.
I dont imagine there is any slot restriction in wither Kathmandu or Doha, hence I assume the sole purpose of this will be to give an immediation connection to the European flights (LON/PAR/MUC) whichhave all early afternoon departures??


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

QatarAirways
TG operates a daily flight on the BKK-KTM-BKK operated by AB6
Royal Nepal has 4 flights a week on KTM-BKK-KTM operated by 752

agree, weird, but if they got a good fare ...


From To Distance
2 segment path: 5787 mi
KUL (02°45'N 101°42'E) DOH (25°10'N 51°20'E) 3685 mi
DOH (25°10'N 51°20'E) KTM (27°25'N 85°13'E) 2101 mi
2 segment path: 2130 mi
KUL (02°45'N 101°42'E) BKK (13°55'N 100°37'E) 770 mi
BKK (13°55'N 100°37'E) KTM (27°25'N 85°13'E) 1359 mi



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User currently offlineMhz From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

QatarAirways

If I am not mistaken somewhere in March (2001 or 2002?) when MH discontinued DBX flight. MH codeshared with QR but i did not get any points for my enrich. Anyway the y class was pack with indonesian women and nepali men coz i did talked with one of them thinking they were indonesian and they work with an oil company in Qatar


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

Mhz
If I'm not mistaken, MH and QR still codeshare on the QR DOH-KUL-DOH route and QR on KUL-HKG-KUL, isn't it?



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User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 957 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4975 times:


Swissgabe,
MH codeshare on QR's KUL-DOH nonstop route but I don't think QR do on the MH's KUL-HKG at the moment. Only CX codeshare on MH flts there.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4957 times:

Airpearl
I don't know what QR does but at least they display it on their website as follows: QR4874 (MH74?) with 744 on KUL-HKG.

But you are right, this flights are NOT loaded in the CRS.



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User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 957 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4949 times:

Swissgabe,
Seems strange though - there DOES seem to be a QR4874 (MH74) and QR4875 (MH75). Amadeus does show it only if you select the carrier QR for a DOH/HKG routing but the flight info boards at KLIA don't seem to show the QR codeshare.


User currently offlineMhz From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2002, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

I need someone to verify this, i met a chinese guy who is working at intercon dubai and he said that he will be working with QR as a flight attendent for their Shanghai and HK route which will begin in June!

User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4908 times:

Airpearl/Swissgabe
QR 4874 is loaded in Amadeus all right. Since there is a traffic restriction on the flight (for online connections only) it will not show up if you request just for KUL HKG.You have to request a DOH HKG avaiability.

Cheers


User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

Actually, Qatar Airways is going to suspend the twice weekly DOH-BKK-KUL route vice versa. I seriously doubt any passengers will want to fly from KUL to BKK at 3 a.m. and passengers who wants to fly to Doha will probably opt for the nonstop flight instead.

User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

Mhz,

See one of earlier threads. QR will start flights to 8 new destinations this year.

- Kochi (March)
- Manchester (April)
- Aden (April)
- Tripoli (May)
- Shanghai (June)

and three more un-disclosed ones for later in the year.


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