The KUL flights are timed to offer quick connections to the following destinations:
- Dubai (DXB)
- Abu Dhabi (AUH)
- Bahrain (BAH)
Which is why it is remarkable that the KUL route is doing well, most other QR routes you have people from all over. For example to Colombo you have people connecting in DOH from all over Europe and the Gulf but KUL is very self-sufficient on 4 destinations in the Gulf alone. I think a lot of credit goes to the Malaysian tourism authorities and there extensive marketing, this year the number of tourists going from Qatar to Malaysia has increased by over 100% and this figure is similar for the rest of the Gulf.
If QR want to offer more connections to Europe and the Gulf then they will have to move departure from Doha from 2145 to 0100 and arrival in DOH from 0515 to either 1000 or 2100.
"Frankly, the A300 is indeed nothing too special for me. Maybe when they fly the A332 on this route, as I have never yet been on an A332, only A333."
The A300's interiors are also nothing special although the First Class is nice (not quite like the A330 but still good), Business Class seats are also good (For the A330 they are like the new CX J class) but Y class on the A300 isn't as good as MH since the seat pitch is only 32" and there are no PTV's.
Some of the A300's will be retrofitted with the new seats even though in 1999/2000 all of QR's A300's had interior upgrades. All of the passenger A300's will be phased out by 2005 and the on the last year they will only fly short and medium haul flights.
For A330 Interior Photos Click here: http://www.aviationgulf.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=39
For the A300 click on this link: http://www.aviationgulf.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=85
In a weeks time I will fly on QR's A330-200 and I will try to get some photos of the interiors and upload them to A.net (I am a poor photographer so they most likely won't be accepted)