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Qatar Airways To Mozambique  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

QR just announced thrice weekly services to Mozambique via Johanesburg operated by the flagship Boeing 777 from October. Isn't it a huge detour? http://m.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-a...ium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5647 times:

Interesting! Thanks.

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Isn't it a huge detour?

Nope. 270mi as the crow flies.

Will the routing be DOH-JNB-MPM-DOH or DOH-JNB-MPM-JNB-DOH?



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User currently offlineASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 779 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

Not really ... GC Map shows the detour is just 270 miles.
QR DOH-JNB-MPM


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5418 times:

Quoting ASA (Reply 2):

Oh thanks ! I thought that Mozambique was actually Madagascar until you showed me the map



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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4513 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

These are likely to be the three terminator services to JNB that will be extended to MPM. The aircraft sits in JNB for 6 hours right now. The other 4 JNB services already extend to CPT. This move is more a sign that QR is unable to fill the JNB service as a terminator than anything else.

[Edited 2012-06-20 09:10:23]

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19244 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
that will be extended to MFM.

Good luck doing that in a few hours. :P  



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User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

I don´t see the logic of this.... operating a B777 on such a short route will be terribly expensive and I don´t think that it will last long.... Codesharing it´s a more logical option.

What about a direct flight from Doha to Nanpula then Maputo with an A319, or even sending an A330 to DOH-DAR-MPM. the morning flight DOH-NBO-DAR I think I heard that it will change to DOH-NBO-JRO, so why no upgrading DAR, that QR planes are always full.


User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

Does MPM command the international traffic/cargo to justify this flight, even as a tag on from JNB? Or are QR's JNB flights suffering so much that they are willing try any tag within the geographic area in an effort to boost loads?


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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2397 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
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TP used to tag-on two of its JNB flights to MPM (A343).

Mozambique economy is booming right now (as Angola's, both are the objects of numerous positive news reports here in the European media).
The flow of Portuguese migrants keeps growing right now (incredible, but European crisis permitting..!!) . So I think it's rather odd to open that route without LIS connection. Just my opinion.

I assume they rather target the Asia-Mozambique traffic.



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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4513 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 8):
I assume they rather target the Asia-Mozambique traffic.

I assume they picked Mozambique because they can't fill the JNB terminator and LUN, HRE and DUR were already taken by EK, which left them with WDH, GBE and MPM to choose from.


User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 9):

I assume they picked Mozambique because they can't fill the JNB terminator and LUN, HRE and DUR were already taken by EK, which left them with WDH, GBE and MPM to choose from.

Interestingly enough, I recently read an article from the Namibia Times that said that while EK are not looking to fly into WDH per se, they are looking to expand their code share agreements with Air Namibia:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201206191183.html

Perhaps QR saw this and decided to avoid WDH? Am I wrong to say that WDH is probably a more viable destination than MPM for QR? With WDH QR could have at least tapped into FRA for connections...



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