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Qatar Airways 2008 Network Changes  
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9241 times:

Qatar Airways has revealed a lot of interesting changes that are in store for its worldwide route network for Summer 2008 and Winter 2008-09. The major highlights are as follows :

*Note : All below mentioned changes are effective March 30th 2008

BOM/DOH/IAD - will operate a daily SAME PLANE service effective March 30th 2008 using a two class configured B 773ER.

LHR - 4th daily flight to Heathrow will be launched using an A 346 five times a week and an A 332 twice a week effective March 30th 2008. Flight details are as follows :

QR 017 Dep DOH 1635 - Arr LHR 2200
QR 018 Dep LHR 0755 - Arr DOH 1650

QR will start using their B 773ERs daily to LHR from August 2008. However, from October 2008, it will be used to LHR 12 times a week.

PEK - new destination i.e. Beijing which will be served 4 times a week nonstop from DOH using an A 332 from March 30th 08. However, capacity on this route will be increased as the B 773ER will be deployed on the DOH-PEK run from Sept 1st 2008. Flight details are as follows :

QR 898 Dep DOH 0130 - Arr PEK 1440
QR 899 Dep PEK 2350 - Arr DOH 0425+1

DOH/GVA/EWR - increased to 6 weekly flights i.e. 1 A 333 + 5 weekly A 332s.

DXB - reduced from 8 to 7 daily flights.

KHI - capacity increased to daily A 321s.

LHE - frequencies increased from 2 to 3 weekly A 330s.

ISB - frequencies doubled from 2 to 4 times a week i.e. 2 weekly A 330s + 2 weekly A 320s.

BOM - capacity increase from daily A 330 to daily B 773ER.

HYD - frequencies reduced from daily to 6 weekly A 320s.

MLE - capacity increased to 9 weekly A 330s.

FRA - capacity increased to 9 weekly A 333s + weekly A 332.

MUC - capacity increased to 6 weekly A 333s + weekly A 332.

CMB - capacity reduced to 12 weekly A 320s + 2 weekly A 330s.

KTM - capacity reduced to 9 weekly A 320s + 2 weekly A 332s.

CEB - frequencies increased from 3 to 4 weekly A 330s.

CDG - capacity increased to 7 weekly A 346s + 5 weekly A 330s.

ZRH - capacity increased to 3 weekly A 333s + weekly A 332.

TXL - capacity increased to 2 weekly AB6s + 5 weekly A 320s.

MXP - frequencies increased from 5 weekly to daily A 330s from Sept 1st 08

http://airline-news.blogspot.com

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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9191 times:

So no sign of QR service to Australia in 2008? SIN and KUL will be good connecting points onto QR network.

User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3328 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9168 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
PEK - new destination i.e. Beijing which will be served 4 times a week nonstop from DOH using an A 332 from March 30th 08. However, capacity on this route will be increased as the B 773ER will be deployed on the DOH-PEK run from Sept 1st 2008. Flight details are as follows :

QR 898 Dep DOH 0130 - Arr PEK 1440
QR 899 Dep PEK 2350 - Arr DOH 0425+1

Thanks Behramjee..
Surprissed that such a new sector is getting the B773ER, especially with the aircraft on the ground for such a long time.

Any updates on MEL services? Oct 2008 perhaps?


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9091 times:

No sign of ACC to be added yet? EK has got a good grip on Asian routes from ACC


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineKissK From Malaysia, joined Aug 2007, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8830 times:

Rumors a re growing that they will be starting MRU somewhere during the year.

User currently offlineSparklehorse12 From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8693 times:

would love to see QR come into Australia. I beleive there were/are plans to do KUL to MEL .....I beleive they already have the landing rights?


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User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8652 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
BOM/DOH/IAD - will operate a daily SAME PLANE service effective March 30th 2008 using a two class configured B 773ER.

I wonder, will pax be allowed to remain on the plane during turnaround at DOH? or will they have to deplane?

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8625 times:



Quoting Ronerone (Reply 6):
I wonder, will pax be allowed to remain on the plane during turnaround at DOH? or will they have to deplane?

There are still 2 separate Flightnumbers and I am sure that there are a lot pf passengers who will connect to other flights so I believe they will disembark at DOH.

Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
PEK - new destination

PEK is not a new destiantion?!?

Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
TXL - capacity increased to 2 weekly AB6s + 5 weekly A 320s.

WOW, A320 and the flight time is 6:25. There will be some load issues for sure.  Smile


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3956 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8446 times:

Any updates on the pending IAH service this summer?

Thomas



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8438 times:



Quoting OHLHD (Reply 7):
TXL - capacity increased to 2 weekly AB6s + 5 weekly A 320s.

WOW, A320 and the flight time is 6:25. There will be some load issues for sure.

They use A319 to ARN!!!



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User currently offlineJWMD123 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8163 times:

QR would certainly be an airline I would love to see in DUB.

With EY serving from AUH and EI axing their DXB service, it would come as a nice addition to DUB if QR had the capacity to service DUB.

Bear in mind we did have GF from BAH and they were doing quite well until they re-organised and cut a number of routes.

Could we maybe see QR in DUB 2009?


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8143 times:

How are they doing in Lagos?

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8108 times:

It is really nice to see QR trying to carve out a nice little niche market for itself by offering "same plane" service from BOM via DOH to IAD. Hopefully, it shall have a positive impact with regards to loads and yield on their IAD bound flights.

Another interesting feature of their summer 08 timetable are the increased number of weekly flights flown to LHE & ISB. This goes to show that the airline has successfully lobbied in obtaining more traffic flights for the lucurative Northern Pakistan routes.

Quoting AF022 (Reply 11):
How are they doing in Lagos?

no clue

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 6):
I wonder, will pax be allowed to remain on the plane during turnaround at DOH? or will they have to deplane?

deplane...same plane service is just for marketing purposes as well as pax having peace of mind that theyre suitcases will be on board from BOM all the way to IAD via DOH.

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 7):
PEK is not a new destiantion?!?

my apologies...it is not a new destination...just capacity is being upgraded.

Quoting Soups (Reply 3):
EK has got a good grip on Asian routes from ACC

according to others, EK doesnt do well from ACC. can you please provide further input on their approx loads over the last 6 months? thanks


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8071 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
KHI - capacity increased to daily A 321s.

LHE - frequencies increased from 2 to 3 weekly A 330s.

ISB - frequencies doubled from 2 to 4 times a week i.e. 2 weekly A 330s + 2 weekly A 320s.

Is PEW also being increased? KHI losing two weekly A332.

[Edited 2008-01-04 08:37:55]

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8070 times:

Where are the four A346s deployed--
HKG LHR?? does anyone have the schedules

Karan


User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

i am surprised that there is no info about increasing flights to ARN.
Apperently they are doing quite well and are to add another 2 flights to 6 weekly.
Also they will send a bigger plane , as far as i have heard



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7993 times:



Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 15):
Also they will send a bigger plane , as far as i have heard

From who/where have you heard that?? Havent heard anything about sending bigger a/c to ARN. And what do you mean with bigger plane, the A330??



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12472 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7913 times:

When does QR announce new routes for the following year (or has this all been done for 2008?); it may well be that the announcement of frequency increases on its existing routes does not preclude it from announcing more new routes over the next few weeks, in the lead-up to the Summer season.

User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4009 posts, RR: 33
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7857 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
They use A319 to ARN!!!

The A319 are A319LR with one ACT, which is used. They have much better range than A320. Flight time is about 6.20.

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 15):
i am surprised that there is no info about increasing flights to ARN.
Apperently they are doing quite well and are to add another 2 flights to 6 weekly.
Also they will send a bigger plane , as far as i have heard

Well the QR ARN Stn Mgr was talking about A330, but no sign of this in the above list. She hasn't mentioned increase in frequency at all.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7845 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 18):
The A319 are A319LR with one ACT, which is used

I know that, have seen you mentioned it before!!

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 18):
Well the QR ARN Stn Mgr was talking about A330, but no sign of this in the above list.

So the A330 have been mentioned, interesting!!!



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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7727 times:

From January 10th onwards, QR will be flying LHR-DOH-HKG using the SAME PLANE i.e. A 340-600 on certain days of the week only.

QR 12 F2 P0 A0 C9 J9 D9 Y9 B9 L9 M9 LHRDOH 1415 2355 346 0
Q9 K9 H5 V5
QR 816 F5 P5 A5 C9 J9 Y2 B0 M0 Q0 DOHHKG 1‡0125 1415 346 0

QR 813 F6 P6 A6 C9 J7 D7 Y9 B9 L9 M9 HKGDOH 0045 0545 346 0

QR 11 F3 P2 A0 C9 J9 D9 Y9 B9 L9 M9 DOHLHR 0740 1225 346 0
Q9 K9 H9 V9


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7663 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Reply 20):
From January 10th onwards, QR will be flying LHR-DOH-HKG using the SAME PLANE i.e. A 340-600 on certain days of the week only.

That is not so good, lets say that the a/c will be delay at LHR, then the HKG flight will automatically be delayed.



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User currently offlineA300605R From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7647 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Thread starter):
FRA - capacity increased to 9 weekly A 333s + weekly A 332.

Wow! As I have no data concerning pax on board, I assume the route is doing well.

I clearly can remember my flight on board of one of my beloved A300... (a 622R though)

 wave 



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User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7475 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):
From who/where have you heard that?? Havent heard anything about sending bigger a/c to ARN. And what do you mean with bigger plane, the A330??

Well dont want to give out names, but it is a reliable source. In bigger plane i mean either the A300 or A332, but looks like A332.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 18):
Well the QR ARN Stn Mgr was talking about A330, but no sign of this in the above list. She hasn't mentioned increase in frequency at all

The plan is too increase flights to 6 weekly before upgrading to bigger aircraft. As you know the sationmanager, then you probbably know that there is desperate need for more capacity.The flights are oversold quite often.Also there is a big demand for cargo.
btw Steve, do you know if they have taken care of seat 1A. Its been inop on both CJA and CJB lately.

cheers



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7419 times:



Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 23):
Well dont want to give out names, but it is a reliable source. In bigger plane i mean either the A300 or A332, but looks like A332.

Okey, I see. Great to hear that it is a reliable source. Lets hope for the A332!!!

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 23):
The flights are oversold quite often.Also there is a big demand for cargo.

Just wonder if it is most connecting pax (and to where they continue) or if the most pax fly just to DOH???



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25 UA868 : Any news on EZE or GRU service for 2008??
26 Thorben : ? I read somewhere it would be changed to A332. And A320? Sure it is not the A319LR?
27 TristarSteve : i reckon that about 1 in 10 pax are for DOH, rest to BKK and MHE etc. It was still inop on Tue, will look in the morning
28 Behramjee : Loads maybe ok as QR codeshares with LH on many FRA-USA routes + within Europe as well I believe. I dont think yields to FRA are that great for QR. I
29 Ronerone : Marketing purposes indeed. EY does something similar in order to offer a consistent service between India and USA/Canada etc. By sending out EY's 'pu
30 Post contains images OHLHD : AFAIK QR is always lack of aircraft. Someone mentioned also that the A343 will be gone soon. So I doubt a bit that a A332 will be there soon, especia
31 Flyboy_se : about 99 % is connecting pax.on some flights there can be 100% connecting pax. The biggest destinations are BKK, DAC,CMB and DXB hope they fix it soo
32 Jasondn : I fly KWI to CPT quite often, and would LOVE to see a non-stop DOH to CPT service. Any news if that is going to happen at all? Reason why, I prefer QR
33 EK77W : Do you think that there's any chance of the rumours of QR coming to EDI being true? I'm dying to have another airline to fly with to the middle east.
34 QantasHeavy : What about IAH -- aren't they going there in 2008?
35 Jasondn : I also thought so - The reason for them getting the B777-300ER!
36 AirMale : In the January 2008 issue of "Airline Business", QR CEO Al Baker announced that QR will launch flights to Houston and its first South American destina
37 KHI747 : Interesting! I wasnt aware that any of the KHI flights were being done by the A332's.I am quite sure though that i saw a QR AB6 a couple of mins into
38 B747forever : Okey, so the majority are connecting pax.!! Thank you so much for the info!!!
39 A300605R : A good point, yes!
40 Thorben : OK, I see. The A320 does indeed have the range to do it, but I was really expecting the A330.
41 6thfreedom : I believe QR is waiting for aircraft top operate DOH-MEL non-stop. I can't see them competing with MH to MEL.
42 UpperDeck79 : So? If the a/c wouldn't go to HKG, it would in any case go somewhere, it woudn't just stay in DOH. And if there was another a/c at DOH to fly the DOH
43 Soups : I haven't got any figures but they are going daily as of december 2008
44 Post contains images Gkirk : Tehy've applied for slots. I just hope it's not another case of what GLA has, EDI has to have
45 Toxtethogrady : I guess I should try Thomas' question again: No IAH until 2009?
46 Post contains links Thomasphoto60 : Seems that QR has not forgotten IAH for '08' after all. http://www.ttnworldwide.com/Articles.asp?Article=7287 Thomas
47 Behramjee : one fully expects the first route for QR's B 772LR to be DOH-IAH nonstop this year. as far as the other 4 B 77Ls are concerned, I expect them to be us
48 Post contains images OHLHD : I just looked up DOH-DXB and it is 8 for the summer flightplan.
49 LO231 : Last year there were rumors of new Eastern European destinations. I was wondering if WAW had a chance, without any link to Middle East, well, except T
50 EI321 : Any chance that Qatar are interested in starting a DUB route? Etihad are doing better than they expected from DUB.
51 777way : Actually they were supposed to upgrade to A332, but may have opted for A300 instead. Peshawar has gained a third weekly service according to another
52 Mk777 : Does QR 52 IAD-DOH have good connection time for the DOH-DEL sector?? what about on the way back?
53 AirMale : Washington dep 22h25, Doha arr 19h00 (+1) Doha dep 00h50 (+2), Delhi arr 06h45 Delhi dep 08h05, Doha arr 10h10 Doha dep 11h50, Washington arr 18h40
54 SR 103 : This past weekend we were made to get off the aircraft in Geneva on the DOH-GVA-EWR flight so our US documents checked for the 4th time! I am almost
55 6thfreedom : Reports today in the Peninsula that DOH-MEL flights deferred until 2009 awaiting arribal of B777LR. I wonder if this is true, or simply a way for QR t
56 Post contains images OHLHD : My friend of mine who works at a travel agency send me this: 1 QR 876 5 DOH CAN 0230 1535 0 04APR08 25APR08 333 8:05 2 QR 876 12 DOH CAN 0230 1535 0 3
57 HUYfan : They should really get their feet into the Eastern European Market. A319 service to Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev, Prague, St Petersburg, Sofia
58 TristarSteve : But they only have two A319s.
59 QatarA340 : There was a whole thread about it.
60 Post contains images OHLHD : I was refering to this thread only.
61 GFA330 : Add this one as well effective Apr 1 ; QR480/481, DOH IST DOH, going from 5 to daily with A321 In addition to maintaining to Cargo frequencies.
62 Damian : Since when did GLA have Qatar Airways? I'd say it's inevitable that EDI will see Middle East expansion in the near future. It's a massive growth mark
63 Alangirvan : Perhaps Edinburgh will get UKIA or Shaheen
64 Post contains images OHLHD : Not fully correct, they will go Day 2 and 4 with A320. QR 481 24 IST DOH 1650 2050 0 01APR08 02SEP08 320 4:00
65 GFA330 : It is not loaded yet as CAA Turkey is an a mess at the moment, QR is still awaiting slot approval. Trust me it is in QR's corporate plan to run 7 fre
66 Post contains images OHLHD : Trust you. I am sure they will use it.
67 Humberside : Shaheen are interested in GLA. Both Shaheen and UKIA (if they are still around) are point to point airlines focusing on local demand. The demand from
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