But I thought they were adding services to both BUD and BUH this year?
Looking forward to seeing more routes added.
What is the position about the A300-600Rs; will these be replaced by 772LRFs only, or by A332Fs? Might they add more cargo-only destinations, or indeed all freight flights to destinations currently served only by pax aircraft?
ojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2784 posts, RR: 23 Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9429 times:
Quoting AABB777 (Reply 6): Where did you get the intel on these destinations,
XMN, CTU --- QR announced in a press release 2 new Chinese destinations were being added. So I'm guessing these 2.
SUB -- a member had mentioned earlier that QR would step up KUL to double daily and tag 3 KUL flights to SUB. And today additional 3 flights have been announced.
FLR -- a member mentioned FLR would start as 3 weekly A319LRs
SFO -- My guess.
Quoting AABB777 (Reply 6): In the US it seems ORD would come online before SFO.
I'm guessing SFO will come before ORD, before EK goes double daily there. Besides a west coast presence is something QR would be looking at. LAX has got 2 daily EK flights and EY would add it sooner. That leaves a choice between ORD and SFO and I'm speculating SFO.
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QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1599 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6014 times:
Thanks Ojas, with this timetable we are seeing almost 20 new A330 services weekly (all long haul); Im guessing more and more destinations will be converted to 777s! I strongly sense that QR will order at least 5 more A330's to keep up with demand!
Quoting ojas (Thread starter): 4) DOH - CDG increased from 14 weekly to 16 weekly A340-600 from S11
Does that mean that LHR will see more A330's or perhaps B777's since there are only 4 A346 and they are pretty much restricted to CDG and LHR.
Quoting kaitak (Reply 5): What is the position about the A300-600Rs;
There are no plans to phase them out, but there were plans to convert A330's into F, if Airbus agrees or has the logistics to do so.
Quoting santos (Reply 10): The Portuguese Prime Minister is on a visit to Qatar, any chance of a DOH-Portugal route? LIS i would assume?
I think they WILL sign an air agreement but no announcements since its too soon.
Quoting LondonCity (Reply 12): I cannot see QR being able to fly non-stop ex-FLR to DOH so maybe the carrier is planning an en route stop ... ?
Quoting ojas (Reply 14): It was a typo, the route starting today is Doha (DOH) - Bucharest(OTP) - Budapest(BUD).
I think OTP and BUD will be de-linked sometime in the future, I assume within the next 6 months, as more and more planes join the fleet. OTP lies directly in the flight path of BUD, so its a natural route to link these 2 destinations.
I wonder these 2 extra Chinese cities will be served with what equipment?
ojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2784 posts, RR: 23 Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5842 times:
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 15): I strongly sense that QR will order at least 5 more A330's to keep up with demand!
I don't think so, my guess is that they will order some more B777s and free up B777s from routes like LHE, ISB, BOM, DEL, BKK, etc and thus having more A330s to play with.
Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 15): I wonder these 2 extra Chinese cities will be served with what equipment?
Actually my guess is that the new destinations would be an extension from the current destinations. The planes are on ground for 8-9 hours in CAN, PEK, PVG so they can tag on XMN, CTU and thus serve 2 more destinations without investing an airframe to these routes to begin with. Alternatively I would personally recommend QR to serve the 2 Chinese destinations via CCU. 4 weekly to one and 3 weekly to the other and thus make DOH - CCU daily. A standalone CCU does not fit into QR's hub so an extension from CCU would give excellent timings, 5th traffic and a support system to an otherwise low yielding destination -- CCU.
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PEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 692 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5392 times:
I have 2 side questions, as I prepare to welcome the first QR service to BUD today
1, It was so many times rumored around that QR is getting closer and closer to Star Alliance, however on the contrary, last week I just realized that the option for us M&M members to collect miles on QR flights has been limited to only the DOH-FRA and DOH-MUC sectors only!!! Having QR in Star A would open their routes up for me so fast
2, When will the new Airport be handed over, as my biggest reason against flying QR is DOH's current facilities...
Quoting PEET7G (Reply 18): 1, It was so many times rumored around that QR is getting closer and closer to Star Alliance, however on the contrary, last week I just realized that the option for us M&M members to collect miles on QR flights has been limited to only the DOH-FRA and DOH-MUC sectors only!!! Having QR in Star A would open their routes up for me so fast
That was different though. You could previously collect miles in any LH flight worldwide. Now its only in FRA, MUC, and GVA I think sectors.
santos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 704 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4725 times:
TP CEO has been in Doha with the Portuguese Prime Minister, he confirmed that TP has no interest in starting a route to Doha, but they fully support Qatar airways to do so, he also mentions that QR is interested on the route, guess TP will be able to code share and offer connections on the route. Only found a link in Portuguese, sorry. http://www.presstur.com/site/news.asp?news=28657
PEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 692 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
Some pictures Here for those with a Facebook account.
And the official press release Here on the BUD website (unfortunately yet only in Hungarian)
Some very interesting bits I cached on the ceremony, and also mentioned in the press release:
- Al Baker has said that according to the bookings he is very optimistic that BUD will very soon go daily and be de-linked from OTP.
- Now this was the most interesting part: He said he sees BUD as a very likely candidate for Mid-East European intermediate stop hub for long range intercontinental services by QR.
Now what could he mean by that? What service could they be planning that needs a stop? I thought they can reach all their current and planned destinations in the North-Americas, and lets be honest no other intercontinental service heads this way from Doha.
25 connector4you: It seems that Qatar Airways intends to operate an A321 on this route in the near future and a split service to each Bucharest and Budapest. Mr Akbar
26 DLBOIFIN: I wish they would start DOH-HEL, 3-4 times / week with 319LR would certainly be a hit!
27 QatarA340: I think the route could definetly go daily and de-linked within a short amount of time. The main problem is the shortage of aircraft. Thanks. Excelle