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Qatar Airways Drops Nagpur  
User currently onlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1858 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

QR has decided that it will discontinue its twice weekly Doha-Nagpur services starting from May 14, 2009. The last flight is scheduled to be in May 13, 2009. I think that is the third QR cancelled route after Yangon and Sharjah.

Souce: http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/search/label/QATAR


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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

About time, it was bound to shut down. The route is meant for LCCs and I guess with this Air Arabia will get a boost; they too reduced their frequencies from 4pw to 3 pw recently.


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4794 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Qatar Airways has decided to suspend its flights between Nagpur in India and Doha, the capital of Qatar, from May 15, 2009. Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar, has been operating direct flights between Nagpur and Doha (NAG-DOH) since 2007.

The airline said in a statement that it was suspending the flights because of the “poor load factor” from the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur. Qatar Airways will become the second airline to suspend its international operations from Nagpur after the Indian government-owned airline Air India, which suspended its Hyderabad-Nagpur-Bangkok flight, in 2007.

Qatar Airways had started its twice-a-week service between Doha and Nagpur in September 2007.

According to the statement from Qatar Airways, the service between Doha and Nagpur had at first received a remarkable response from passengers since it was the only flight with connections from Nagpur to cities such as London, Washington, New York and Paris.

However, for the last few months, Qatar Airways added, the global economic recession and the poor load factor on account of mounting air fares had adversely affected operations of the Doha-Nagpur service.

Navin Chawla, regional manager for Qatar Airways, told reporters that though the carrier was “temporarily suspending” the Doha-Nagpur-Doha operations from May 15, 2009, owing to poor load factor, “it will start operations again as soon as it gets demand from passengers.”

However, timesofindia.indiatimes.com quoted another senior official of Qatar Airways as saying that the airline had suffered huge losses on account of the Nagpur-Doha service and also that the carrier was planning to pull out the service for good.

The official said that, as of now, Qatar Airways was accepting bookings for the last flight which would leave Nagpur on May 14, 2009. And, from May 15, 2009, Doha-bound passengers can book tickets from Mumbai. (The carrier operates daily flights to Doha from Mumbai.)

At present, from Nagpur, Air Arabia offers international connectivity to Sharjah and Air India Express to Dubai.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways is seeking to add Tokyo to its large network of destinations worldwide once a new runway being built at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport is ready by March 2010.

A press release from the Japanese embassy in Doha said that Qatar Airways currently operates daily flights to Osaka in Japan and that the airline had plans to introduce services to Tokyo, the capital of Japan, after Qatar and Japan decided recently to expand their agreement on air services.


User currently offlineSq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1635 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

I assume that Nagpur was operated by an A320?

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
I think that is the third QR cancelled route after Yangon and Sharjah.

When did they fly to Yangon!? What aircraft did they use, and surely there was an intermediate stop...was it BKK? How did this route ever look like it would be a viable one?



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User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3118 times:



Quoting Sq_ek_freak (Reply 3):
When did they fly to Yangon!? What aircraft did they use, and surely there was an intermediate stop...was it BKK? How did this route ever look like it would be a viable one?

From 2004-7 - am amazed myself!
http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-31164020071229


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3101 times:



Quoting Sq_ek_freak (Reply 3):
When did they fly to Yangon!?

For a long time ( 3 years) but stopped afaik after the last riots. They flew with A319 and the A300 and it was DOH-RGN-DOH.

I believe that many years back QR also stopped flying to MAA which was the first route to be closed I believe but they have restarted the service.


User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

when are QR starting ATQ?


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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4794 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

ATQ and GOI are scheduled to start flying from the first week of July.

User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17549 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

What on earth is in Nagpur?


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User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2946 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 8):
What on earth is in Nagpur?

This should answer most of your questions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagpur


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2944 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 8):
What on earth is in Nagpur?

I am too lazy to read:  Smile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagpur


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17549 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2902 times:



Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 9):
This should answer most of your questions:

Yeah I read that but what was QR carrying to/from Nagpur? Labor to the Middle East? Niche traffic to Timbuktu? What?



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2885 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 11):
Yeah I read that but what was QR carrying to/from Nagpur? Labor to the Middle East? Niche traffic to Timbuktu? What?



Quoting Behramjee (Reply 2):
According to the statement from Qatar Airways, the service between Doha and Nagpur had at first received a remarkable response from passengers since it was the only flight with connections from Nagpur to cities such as London, Washington, New York and Paris.

However, for the last few months, Qatar Airways added, the global economic recession and the poor load factor on account of mounting air fares had adversely affected operations of the Doha-Nagpur service.



User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17549 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

I'm looking for a little more insight here, not a Press Release or Wikipedia page Yeah sure


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User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2855 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
I'm looking for a little more insight here, not a Press Release or Wikipedia page

While it could use some grammatical and syntactical cleanup, the wikipedia page should have addressed a decent portion of your earlier "What on earth is in Nagpur" question. f not, try giving it a second read.

The fact that it is a city of over 2 million people and the 13th largest in India should give you some indication of why a regional overseas carrier would have started services there.


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