Aleppo was pretty quick, they just signed the bilaterals few weeks ago and already have ALP announced.
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 2): I think Cyprus is looooong over due, Shiraz, Iraq, Abha, Qassim, Tel Aviv (highly unlikely but could work)
I have listed out destinations/countries with which QR signed agreements in the past year or so, at least those that were open to the media. Of course singing bilateral agreements not necessarily mean they would start these new routes.
1) Canada: YYZ
2) Syria: Third Daily to DAM and ALP
3) South Africa: DUR, CPT, double daily JNB
4) Portugal: LIS
5) Uganda: EBB
6) Iraq: don't know how many cities.
8) Sri Lanka: "Additional frequencies" but informally from sources I gather QR can go 28 weekly from current 21.
9) Indonesia: due next month and most likely to get access to SUB
10) Georgia: TBS
11) Nepal: QR has rights to fly 4 times a day to KTM. As of today it flies 3 per day.
Other speculative destinations include ORD, LAX, AMS, SYD, ADD, one UK destination, PNH, PER.
[Edited 2010-11-11 09:26:07]
[Edited 2010-11-11 09:27:29]
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AirMale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3060 times:
I thought they would announce something "grand" as their 100th destination, a more prestigious destination. Nothing against ALP, but on a big scale of things, will people go "wow" QR flies to ALP...... ??
KFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1208 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
brightcedars, also to CMB - whereas UL flies to DOH only 4-5 weekly.
Now that Canada bilateral is approved, is there any chance YYZ will be launched before Aleppo, thus effectively making it the 100th ?
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SurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2588 posts, RR: 31 Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
Quoting AirMale (Reply 4): I thought they would announce something "grand" as their 100th destination, a more prestigious destination. Nothing against ALP, but on a big scale of things, will people go "wow" QR flies to ALP...... ??
Aleppo is really only served by LCCs and second-rate flag carriers like GF, RJ, and RB (Syrian Air). QR will probably make a killing there being the only high-quality airline serving the market. Much better than bleeding money on a highly competitive prestige route like LAX, for example .
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!