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Qatar Airways To Start Doha-Glasgow In March 09'?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1127 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5773 times:

I only read this on Wikipedia, so could EASILY be wrong, but it says that Qatar Airways is to begin Doha-Glasgow on the 30th March 09.

Is it true or not?

I've heard rumours that Qatar will begin a service to EDI, but not GLA. Surely the former would make more sense, since there is currently no scheduled long-haul link to the Middle East, connecting to the Far East, Australia etc.

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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5703 times:

I would take that with a massive pinch of salt, there is currently no talk of Qatar coming to EDI or GLA, at least that i'm aware of.


That'll teach you
User currently onlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1732 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

I have a feeling that a person who is working for QR edited QR's page on WIKI, hence he or she might be ' spilling out secrets' reguarding this issue. It might be true--as QR repeatedly hinted at a fourth UK destination.


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12324 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

I'd have thought Birmingham was very considerably more likely than EDI/GLA?

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5546 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
Is it true or not?

Hopefully  Smile

Gaz



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5511 times:
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I'd have hoped that QR might want to address their problems down at MAN where the retiming of services have appeared to have done nothing other than to see a continual shift of passengers from QR to EY!

User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it's not confirmed, and I would prefer EDI, but what the hell!

More international routes from Scotland: I'm all for it!


User currently onlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 961 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

QR is simply copying Emirates business model, noting inovative they have done

User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5206 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 3):
I'd have thought Birmingham was very considerably more likely than EDI/GLA?

Thing is Birmingham is only 75 miles from MAN. Mind you EK manage nicely so who knows! Could BHX hold QR and EK when both fly from MAN. I would have thought a destination in Scotland would be better.



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2919 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5181 times:



Quoting David_itl (Reply 5):
I'd have hoped that QR might want to address their problems down at MAN where the retiming of services have appeared to have done nothing other than to see a continual shift of passengers from QR to EY!

It has more to do with the connections offered in DOH; and the exceptional boost on the loads ever since the flight has re-timed it.( on the inbound flight to MAN which leaves back to DOH at 1400 hrs from MAN , as I assume this is the flight you talk about)

QR 45/46 which is the flight in question, gets passengers all over from the Indian subcontinent, far east etc. and connect them to MAN.


OTOH, I'm putting my money on GLA if at all there is a 4th UK destination on the cards. T



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User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5088 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 9):
OTOH, I'm putting my money on GLA if at all there is a 4th UK destination on the cards.

In the current climate I'm highly sceptical of any significant UK expansion for QR, however suspect they would opt for EDI due to no competition from Emirates. They've applied for EDI slots in the past.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4841 times:



Quoting Damian (Reply 10):
They've applied for EDI slots in the past.

No they havent.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4837 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I only read this on Wikipedia, so could EASILY be wrong, but it says that Qatar Airways is to begin Doha-Glasgow on the 30th March 09.

where did you read this - it isnt there any longer!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGustyOrange From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

I noticed myself that these comments weren't on the site mentioned.

Either the OP is a liar (which I don't believe to be the case) or said comments have been removed rather mysteriously...

Cheers

g


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4423 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 12):
where did you read this - it isnt there any longer!

Im guessing one of the readers of this discussion deleted it as they believe it is not true!


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

While EDI might be a more 'logical' choice than GLA, they couldnt take any widebody aircraft with enough fuel to get to DOH unless the stop in FRA or somewhere en route. Which you can already do with LH. Or KL. Or BA.


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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2919 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4383 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 15):
While EDI might be a more 'logical' choice than GLA, they couldnt take any widebody aircraft with enough fuel to get to DOH unless the stop in FRA or somewhere en route. Which you can already do with LH. Or KL. Or BA.

For which they have an A319LR to do the same, but still I do not think EDI will not start soon.



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User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4338 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 15):
While EDI might be a more 'logical' choice than GLA, they couldnt take any widebody aircraft with enough fuel to get to DOH unless the stop in FRA or somewhere en route.

If I had a penny for every time I've seen that suggested!

Not true at all, my friend. EDI is more than capable of hosting A330 flights to the Middle East. NCL, a much smaller airport with a shorter runway, currently offers A330 flights to DXB, so you're not telling me EDI couldn't do similar.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4322 times:



Quoting GustyOrange (Reply 13):
Either the OP is a liar (which I don't believe to be the case) or said comments have been removed rather mysteriously...

I definitely seen them also. In fact:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doha_Airport#Airlines_and_destinations

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 15):
While EDI might be a more 'logical' choice than GLA, they couldnt take any widebody aircraft with enough fuel to get to DOH unless the stop in FRA or somewhere en route. Which you can already do with LH. Or KL. Or BA.

Should easily get an A332 to DOH from EDI. NCL has daily A332 flights to DXB from a 2332m long runway. EDI's runway is appriox 2650m?

Quoting Ojas (Reply 16):
For which they have an A319LR to do the same, but still I do not think EDI will not start soon.

I agree. I think it will be Etihad that will start EDI-Mid East flights. Don't think EK or QR will go near the place, but I could be wrong.



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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4277 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I've heard rumours that Qatar will begin a service to EDI, but not GLA. Surely the former would make more sense, since there is currently no scheduled long-haul link to the Middle East, connecting to the Far East, Australia etc.

QR is still overdue into Australia as well. They started talking about flying to Australia years ago, and EY beat them to it.


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