MEA
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Qatar Airways Route News

Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:41 pm

The following are some updates on Qatar Airways (QR) and their future route plans:

- 7 x A330-200s to Hong Kong later upgraded to A330-300s
- Melbourne
- 3 x Madrid
- 4 x Berlin

Further details can be obtained from http://www.aaco.org/pubnews.asp?id=897&lang=1

Melbourne is interesting as QR has been considering servicing this city for a number of years. There was a major announcement from both the Victorian Government and QR with large media coverage yet still no services. They haven't even mentioned frequencies or aircraft to be used.
 
Fly2CHC
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RE: Qatar Airways Route News

Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:45 pm

I heard a rumour that they have shelved Melbourne for now because of the low yields with their existing fleet.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Route News

Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:53 pm

Plans were underway in 2005 to start flights to Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) by Q1 of 2006. This is according to inside sources. Look out for an announcement soon.
If there is a will, there is a way
 
TKMCE
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RE: Qatar Airways Route News

Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:51 am

Madrid and berlin are defintie. Should be starting in another few days!
 
B742
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RE: Qatar Airways Route News

Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:04 am

This is all old news, but good news!  Smile

Quoting MEA (Thread starter):
- Melbourne

Rumours are that this service will be delayed, originaly it was planned to be DOH-BKK-MEL with the A330-300's! Sydney was also planned, but this has been delayed!

Qatar Airways recently started flights to NBO:
http://www.qatarairways.com/6.2499.0.0.1.0.htm

QR will also begin a fourth weekly service to PEK with a 2 class A330-200!

India will also receive a 50% increse:
Revised schedules are: -
- Mumbai increases from seven flights a week to double daily
- Delhi increases from seven flights a week to 10
- Hyderabad increases from four to seven flights a week
- Cochin increases from five to seven flights a week
- Trivandrum daily flights upgraded to larger aircraft

Hong Kong flights will begin summer 2006 with 7 weekly A330-200 flights!

Berlin will begin on December 15th with 4x weekly A319 flights!

Madrid will be launched on December 2nd with A300-600R's, 3x weekly via FCO!

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Route News

Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:45 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 4):
Rumours are that this service will be delayed, originaly it was planned to be DOH-BKK-MEL with the A330-300's! Sydney was also planned, but this has been delayed!

MEL service has already been delayed about 3 times! Originally was surposed to start in June 2004.
 
TKMCE
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RE: Qatar Airways Route News

Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:05 pm

The increased Indian capacity is not permanent. It is is due to the "winter open skies" by the India govt. Services will come back to normal levels by Feb06 (unless govt extends the "open skies").