PlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6944 posts, RR: 77 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
"The airline is gearing up for yet another exciting year of expansion", Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said at a press conference during the ITB – the world’s biggest travel fair taking place in Berlin. Full story:
A dozen cities will see more flights added to existing frequencies to offer passengers greater choice. Guangzhou becomes Qatar Airways’ first route launch of the year on March 31 and the airline is preparing for its third US destination – Houston beginning on November 10.
Expansion highlights include an extra daily flight to London Heathrow taking capacity to Britain’s busiest airport up to four flights a day; Beirut rising to double daily flights; and both Johannesburg and Seoul going up to daily.
Between Qatar and Germany, Qatar Airways operates 24 flights a week – 10 to Frankfurt and daily to both Berlin and Munich. The airline looks forward to opening up further destinations in Germany over the next few years as part of its growth strategy to widen its presence in the German market.
Hopefully QR will be successful with its plans to start new services to Germany.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12598 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter): "The airline is gearing up for yet another exciting year of expansion", Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said at a press conference during the ITB – the world’s biggest travel fair taking place in Berlin. Full story:
Most of the growth will be through capacity enhancements on existing routes, rather than new routes; AAB's recent comments suggest only one more new route this year.
Is there any indication yet of QR's 77L configuration?
Qatar Airways will deploy a Boeing 777-200LR in a two-class configuration of 42 seats in Business Class and 217 seats in Economy. Business Class has a 2–2–2 seating configuration and Economy Class 3–3–3 seating.