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QR To Start MAD  
User currently offlineLxsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

Starting from 2nd Dec QR will begin 3 weekly flights to MAD with AB6 as an extension of the actual flights they have to FCO (routing is DOH-FCO-MAD-FCO-DOH)

QR 85 DOH MAD 12.35 p.m. 08.00 p.m. (Fri.)
QR 81 DOH MAD 00.50 a.m. 08.15 a.m. (Sun.)
QR 85 DOH MAD 12.35 p.m. 08.00 p.m. (Mon.)


QR 86 MAD DOH 08.55 p.m. 07.10 a.m. (Fri.)
QR 82 MAD DOH 09.25 a.m. 07.40 p.m. (Sun.)
QR 86 MAD DOH 09.05 p.m. 07.20 a.m. (Mon.)


Anyway QR will also continue to fly only to FCO on Wed. as DOH-FCO-DOH service.

Bye

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User currently offlineHEGAN From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Great news indeed.

Will be great to see the A350 in MAD in some years.

Agur,
HEGAN



HEGAN: Euskadiko Aeronautikako eta Espazioko Clusterra
User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3329 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Does QR have traffic rights Italy-Spain?
I know that TG does, which it operates 3pw.

For QR to extend FCO to MAD, it is fair to assume that tha FCO-DOH sector wasn't stacking up in it's own right..


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

Not before time as Spain is poorly served from the Middle East with neither EK or GF operating direct services.


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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

It's true, EK doesn't serve Spain at all. That is surprising to me, I guess that would be because of lack of aircraft. Actually a smart move by QR to service MAD then, they don't have EK competition there, yet, and can build up customer relationships there before EK starts.

User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

MAD's an ideal gateway, no THE gateway, to Latin America too sp maybe QR will get the jump on EK on these routes too.


One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 5):
MAD's an ideal gateway, no THE gateway, to Latin America

Then they need to get rid of the spaghetti stop!

But seriously....this was long overdue in coming.



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 4):
I guess that would be because of lack of aircraft

This is a major problem for both QR and EK and is stopping a lot of their European and US/Americas expansion plans.



One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineIB787 From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Quoting Lxsaab2000 (Thread starter):
Starting from 2nd Dec QR will begin 3 weekly flights to MAD with AB6 as an extension of the actual flights they have to FCO (routing is DOH-FCO-MAD-FCO-DOH)

I heard a lot about QR comming to MAD... do you have any official sources?


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

IB787: Flights to /from Madrid are now loaded in the reservation systems and are open for sales.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineIB787 From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

Ok, Thanks! Great news for MAD but I would rather see a non-stop flight.

User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2162 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Quoting Lxsaab2000 (Thread starter):
QR 86 MAD DOH 08.55 p.m. 07.10 a.m. (Fri.)
QR 82 MAD DOH 09.25 a.m. 07.40 p.m. (Sun.)
QR 86 MAD DOH 09.05 p.m. 07.20 a.m. (Mon.)

What is with the stupid schedules? Is it that difficult to schedule 3 weekly flights at the same time?


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 7):
This is a major problem for both QR and EK and is stopping a lot of their European and US/Americas expansion plans.

But how about the airports DXB and DOH? I heard that Doha will get a new one and that QR doesn't want its A380s before that (around 2009). And EK will have to move to this Djebel Ali airport if they want to use all those planes they ordered, right?


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Quoting AF022 (Reply 11):
What is with the stupid schedules? Is it that difficult to schedule 3 weekly flights at the same time?

QR is still too small of an airline. They have 2 main banks at their hub and many of their destinations are not yet served daily. So this Madrid flight is planned in the way that every bank is at least connected once a week to MAD. QR has to grow even further before they can make their schedule simpler.


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

This news is music to my ears. I look forward to flying QR for the 1st time... mostly likely to MAD from DXB, via DOH & FCO  bigthumbsup   biggrin 

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

question will the co-operate with SpanAir? At least conection flights from MAD to Spain/Portugal including the Islands?

regards
Avianca



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User currently offlineJAVOMD88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Hi guys,

Wow, im so glad Mad will now have service to DOH were my best friend lives and flies for QR, so now i can connect really simple;

AEROMEXICO MTY-MAD
QATAR MAD-DOH.



Excellent, lots of time off from connecting through MEX or CDG.


Seeya

javo737ng.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

Nice!

A little compition to Thai's MAD-FCO route.



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4891 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

QR are also starting up NBO and going hard with their A300s. 5x weekly ex DOH.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineEE-Kay From Ireland, joined Nov 2001, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

I'm not surprised to see QATAR AIRWAYS beating EK to MADRID  biggrin   biggrin  Can't wait to fly 5-star to MADRID on QATAR AIRWAYS.

Rumour has it that QATAR AIRWAYS might also open BARCELONA in the near future. Any truth to this?  bigthumbsup  Great if it's true.


User currently offlineJetMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting EE-Kay (Reply 19):
Can't wait to fly 5-star to MADRID on QATAR AIRWAYS.

Depends which aircraft you are on. If you get the AB6 you wouldn't call it "5-star service".  Wink


Regards,
JM


User currently offlineEE-Kay From Ireland, joined Nov 2001, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

I'll be flying QATAR AIRWAYS to MADRID at the first possible opportunity. I'll get back to you on that  biggrin 

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Not before time as Spain is poorly served from the Middle East with neither EK or GF operating direct services.



Quoting Thorben (Reply 4):
It's true, EK doesn't serve Spain at all. That is surprising to me, I guess that would be because of lack of aircraft. Actually a smart move by QR to service MAD then, they don't have EK competition there, yet, and can build up customer relationships there before EK starts.

give it some time..don't be surprised to see a DXB-MAD flight with an a 330-200 then a 777-200 then a 777-300!!



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 22):
give it some time..don't be surprised to see a DXB-MAD flight with an a 330-200 then a 777-200 then a 777-300!!

And then,

the big boy.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (8 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 23):
And then,

the big boy.

I think you are pushing your luck a bit too much with that one..they will probably go two-a-day first before bringing in the Wooly Mammoth... Wink



"Up the Irons!"
25 Yago : Great news for Madrid. What a great option to fly from MAD to FCO. I did it once with Thai and it was ok but not much more. I would also love to see a
26 Avianca : hope that, and I think they will start once possible... regards Avianca
27 Post contains images IberiaA319 : Is there really so much traffic between Qatar (or Middle East) and Spain? How many Spanish passengers will use Doha as a transfer city (or gateway) if
28 IB787 : You are wrong with that, TG flights to Madrid are working very fine. Now we have 3/w MAD-FCO-BKK + 1/w non-stop MAD-BKK (2/w next summer) all operate
29 AirMale : Plus if QR is sucessfull in MAD, flights will become nonstop to DOH very quickly. A year ago QR was serving 54 destinations, now Madrid will be it's 6
30 Post contains images Thorben : The old frequency issue. I guess they'll send two planes per day, but some that come from TLS, which is not too far from MAD. These planes feel home
31 Yago : Is there really so much traffic between Qatar (or Middle East) and Spain? How many Spanish passengers will use Doha as a transfer city (or gateway) if
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