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QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:34 am

Qatar Airways said in a statement I read in an Arabic newspaper that in 2007, it plans to serve 9 destinations, including Stockholm, Washington DC, and Warsaw.

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sorry its in Arabic, but here is the link:

http://www.al-sharq.com/DisplayArtic...20070111_88&id=economics&sid=local

[Edited 2007-01-11 19:38:02]
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:50 am

Good to have four new destinations announced; Geneva has also been anounced. Seems a fourth UK destination has been delayed once again.

I'm sure ARN will please a few Scandinavians  Wink

I will translate the main info from the article:

Quote:
"The source said that the 2007 will be a busy year of the country includes expansions to the network its operations and the rapid pace of of flights and the number of aircraft in the fleet and that the company will be launched inter of trips to a number of the new stations in which would increase the effectiveness of the operations of the company the future, explaining that the the city of Lagos the Nigerian will be one of the stations that will join the network country soon in order to create various options for travelers moving to the African continent also LAUNCHES country also FLIGHTS TO Ho Chi Minh City Vietnamese, as well as the management trips to the American capital Washington and New York City in the framework of its expansion towards the North America."

The source said that the country will operate flights to the current year to Geneva and the city of Warsaw and the Stockholm to beavailable springboard of flights to these destinations would strengthen the network of operations of the company and entrench Mkanthaatmezh on the division to international airlines, Mushir out that the country will expand in April of the current year from its operations through India through, the addition of two fronts. New posts and raise the absorptive capacity for flights leavingj the current to India in order to join the network operations of the company each from the towns of to Chennai the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu South India and Gujarat the capital of Ahmed Abad west of India and will serve the country both from those two destinations seven times a week.


The source said that the fleet Airways country will join a number of new Airbus and Boeing will recognize the first harbingers of the Boeing 777 with the end of 2007, Field Marshal that the expansion of the country's fleet will enhance the status of the country as one of the fastest airlines countries in the world, serving the country is currently 71 and the global Doha across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East."

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:51 am

Star Alliance hubs....intersting  Wink
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:55 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 2):
Star Alliance hubs....intersting

Well noticed  Wow!  Silly

Would be an interesting tie up, hopefully if they went to Star, oneworld would get EYBig grin Big grin

Anyway, glad QR are expanding, seems to be the case with all these Gulf airlines Big grin especially on the US sector
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:01 am

Where would service begin into IAD?. I wonder if it would be via ARN?
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 4):
Where would service begin into IAD?

They prefer nonstop

Qatar currently have 8 weekly codeshare with LH to IAD.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:44 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Geneva has also been anounced

GVA should be a stopover on the Doha-Washington route
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:13 am

Finally, the first of many expected airlines to operate into the new WAW terminal Big grin If it's going to be 100% official.

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:24 am

Interesting choice, Warsaw; Bucharest was the rumoured E European destination, but I think WAW makes more sense. It will be the first M Eastern airline there.

Glasgow was rumoured, but I guess that's out until next year. Hopefully, Dublin will figure in the 2008 list as well.

When is the new airport supposed to open? Is it 2009? The current one is quite cramped (to put it mildly), so I wonder how much more capacity they throw at it.

Incidentally, in relation to the new Premium Class terminal, how does this actually work? Are F and C pax from flights taken down to cars (or minibuses?) on the apron and driven over to the terminal (or vice versa, for departures).
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:53 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Geneva has also been anounced

A surprise which I just heard as a stopping point on a US route. ( see my last reply  Smile )

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Stockholm,

I knew it  Big grin First bet won  Big grin

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Washington DC

I won another bet with some collegues Big grin

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
and Warsaw.

..won yet another bet Big grin

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 6):
GVA should be a stopover on the Doha-Washington route

or maybe a DOH-GVA-NYC route.....


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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:55 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 8):
The current one is quite cramped (to put it mildly), so I wonder how much more capacity they throw at it.

When was the last time you went there... last time I almost got lost because of sooo much space Big grin
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:59 am

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 9):
A surprise which I just heard as a stopping point on a US route.

May be they changed their mind and figured it's not safe to fly A346HGW on nonstop  Wink

May be this involves in cooperation with SAS on Stockholm - Washington in addition to SAS' own Copenhagen - Washington?
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:05 am

Is New York still set for 2007?
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:13 am

Those 20 777 Qatar ordered are finally being assigned routes. WHY Washington-Dulles though ? JFK seems a natural since so many people from that part of the world go to New York.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 13):
WHY Washington-Dulles though ?

The answer is pretty simple. United hub.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 13):
JFK seems a natural since so many people from that part of the world go to New York.

The route has been planned for a long time and I believe one of the reasons the A340-642HGW was ordered was in order to make the flight possible. I believe the route was planned for summer 2007 but no further news has been mentioned. I wouldn't be surprised if a date for IAD was announced first since it is a better connection airport.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:40 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
I'm sure ARN will please a few Scandinavians

It sure does! I can't wait to fly on QR! Is there any word on what equipment they will use? I assume it's an A330-200?
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:30 pm

I wouldnt be surprised to see WAW flown initially with an A 319LR as QR uses that aircraft to develop new markets that it feels have low density demand and then later upgrade to an AB6. Excellent example case is analyzing the development of their Moscow bound flights which started with an A 319 and now is sees an AB6.

As for IAD, I believe that its going to be launched after NYC. The latter is scheduled for an April launch but no one for sure knows whether QR has chosen JFK over their originally prefered choice EWR. The latter would be better especially since AMD is being launched to in late spring.

Both IAD nonstop and even via GVA makes a lot of commercial sense...but remember in the summer season i.e. June-Sept, GVA can stand on its own due to the multitude of Arabs who go on holiday there. Just examine how full SVs and KUs flights are to GVA in the summer and you'll know.

As for ARN, I expect it to start off initially with an AB6 3 times a week and then upgrade itself based upon loads, yields etc.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:09 pm

QR had a 343 at IAD during November or December, and it was here for sometime--like a week or so. Great to see another airline here at IAD. I wonder how will they go daily? I also wonder how will it affect SV?? We need a S* terminal to magically appear, right now.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:18 pm

Quoting United777atGU (Reply 17):
QR had a 343 at IAD during November or December, and it was here for sometime--like a week or so

That is the Amiri A342 they have  Smile
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:21 pm

This is very interesting news indeed....

Alright, who sees EY or EK announcing new flights to US this year!

I know EK is thinking about LAX ( don't remember if that was confirmed or not)
But i feel with this, EK or EY might be pressured into starting ORD or IAD, assuming they have aircraft available.

Always fun to hear about the Battle for the Middle East  Smile
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:28 pm

Personally, I believe LAX is the secret market for Middle East airlines including EK, QR, EY, and SV. There is definetly a demand to go to LAX from the Middle East and to the sub-continent. Most of the passengers just end up in London and change planes to go to LAX.

On another note, why did QR delay Lagos, where it was scheduled to begin services January 3?
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:30 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Qatar Airways said in a statement I read in an Arabic newspaper that in 2007, it plans to serve 9 destinations, including Stockholm, Washington DC, and Warsaw.

People, people, people, take this with a pinch... ahh what the heck, a TON of salt!

QR is famous for their new routes publicity stunts. Remember the launch of Naigpur, Bucharest, Washington... sorry JFK... NO Washington... then there was Australia - actually nope, didn't get the Oz rights either... What about Addis Ababa... uppps, that one is through the window as well...  Yeah sure
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:36 pm

I take it with a ton of salt, but, if, if.... THANK YOU QATAR FOR COMING TO ARN!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!! Big grin
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:44 pm

First of all.. Congrats to ARN, if it really comes true (this is still "plans to", right?). Nice to finally see one of the three (EY,QR, EK) in Scandinavia.

However, and not just to be a Danish a.netter defending CPH!  Smile : I can't help wondering a bit about choosing ARN over CPH - I know that CPH isn't the heart of the world, but the O/D market is bigger at CPH, and if they're going for, Star possibilties at CPH are also way bigger than at ARN. CPH is, although it might not be of too big significance, also 45 mins closer to DOH.

Now I can't help thinking that maybe the year-old cartoon crisis is still lurking in the background - and starting a route to Denmark might not be appreciated in the Arab world. More than a few times I have seen people on a.net (not just Danes!) questioning EK's withdrawal of their CPH-route they were to start in Sep 06M; although EK says it was commercial reasons only, including lack of AC, many doubt it. Could there still be politics in the new, modern M.E. carriers..?? Just a thought..??

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:52 pm

I PRAISE QR for coming to IAD...

finally an airline from that region goes to the Middle East and can connect a great city to the rest of Asia.

I will finally fly QR if this happens!
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:56 pm

Kevin777, I know exactly what you mean with CPH vs ARN. CPH has a better airport-feeling, or how I should describe it. If you look at the non-shengen pier @ CPH at peak times you see SQ, TG, SK, CO and several other carriers with their big sexy jets. At ARN you only see a bunch of 737s. Almost every of my last long-haul trips the last years have been from CPH with SK to PEK once and BKK twice. Therefore I have a bigger heart for CPH, unfortunately. But my next trip to PEK will be from ARN on march 28th (as it looks now!!!) and that will be SK's third ARN-PEK flight that I'll try to catch.  Smile Maybe ARN has got some longhaul feeling instill?
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:08 am

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 23):
the O/D market is bigger at CPH,

It is slightly bigger, yes, but it's not that big difference. Not counting transit or domestic passengers, I believe that CPH has around 6.5 million departing O/D international pax per year, while ARN has around 5.5 million.

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 23):
if they're going for, Star possibilties at CPH are also way bigger than at ARN.

Anyway, QR can probably get even better Star connections to most destinations via FRA.

Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 23):
CPH is, although it might not be of too big significance, also 45 mins closer to DOH.

According to the Great Circle Mapper, CPH-DOH is 4,610 km, while ARN-DOH is 4,618 km. So it's eight km more from ARN. Besides, the great circle distance between CPH-DOH is straight over all of Iraq. If they have to make a detour around Iraq, it means that ARN-DOH is actually shorter.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:16 am

Quoting Malmoaviation (Reply 25):
If you look at the non-shengen pier @ CPH at peak times you see SQ, TG, SK, CO and several other carriers with their big sexy jets

 Smile  Smile  Smile Yep and it is such a sight! ...

Quoting Malmoaviation (Reply 25):
Therefore I have a bigger heart for CPH, unfortunately

Unfortunately???????  Smile

Quoting Malmoaviation (Reply 25):
Maybe ARN has got some longhaul feeling instill?

I was at a Swedish avi conference last November in Gothenburg, and the CEO of ARN said that his declared target was more long-haul from ARN. So it appears they want it..

Quoting RedChili (Reply 26):
Anyway, QR can probably get even better Star connections to most destinations via FRA.

Very true

Quoting RedChili (Reply 26):
According to the Great Circle Mapper, CPH-DOH is 4,610 km, while ARN-DOH is 4,618 km. So it's eight km more from ARN. Besides, the great circle distance between CPH-DOH is straight over all of Iraq. If they have to make a detour around Iraq, it means that ARN-DOH is actually shorter.

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Thanks for correcting, didnøt think about the Iraq thing, too..

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:40 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 16):
I wouldnt be surprised to see WAW flown initially with an A 319LR as QR uses that aircraft to develop new markets that it feels have low density demand and then later upgrade to an AB6.

Qatar is currently converting all of their A300-600's to freighters - indeed some have already been converted.

If these go - I would expect the A330-200 to be put straight on since there is not much difference capacity-wise in these aircraft, although the layout and additional features, such as mood lighting and PTV's are a definite plus on the A330's.

I have flown QR 4 times internationally and 4 domestic, their service is fantastic!

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting ReverseThrust (Reply 28):
Qatar is currently converting all of their A300-600's to freighters

Not true. they have started with a second one but most of them will stay longer as pax A/C.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:15 am

So people, when are they likely to join Star?
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:33 am

I ve got 2 questions:

1. Why did they choose WAW?
oK, it s gonna be the 1st link between WAW and the Gulf area but still, is there sufficient traffic to the Gulf and beyond (connecting through DOH) ?

2. Why didnt they opt for BHX? I was expecting BHX to be launched soon...
It is noticeable that on their careers website they do include BHX in their stations. Besides, BHX due to its big Asian community can easily justify demand to DOH and beyond.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:41 am

Quoting CY319 (Reply 31):
1. Why did they choose WAW?
oK, it s gonna be the 1st link between WAW and the Gulf area but still, is there sufficient traffic to the Gulf and beyond (connecting through DOH) ?

40 million people country, fastest growing market in Europe.... sounds good?

[Edited 2007-01-12 17:44:52]
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:44 am

Quoting Danny (Reply 32):
Quoting CY319 (Reply 31):
1. Why did they choose WAW?
oK, it s gonna be the 1st link between WAW and the Gulf area but still, is there sufficient traffic to the Gulf and beyond (connecting through DOH) ?

40 million people, fastest growing market in Europe.... sounds good?

PRG is far more popular with the Gulf Arabs...
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Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:46 am

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 33):
PRG is far more popular with the Gulf Arabs...

Is Qatar only for Arabs?
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:01 am

Quoting Danny (Reply 34):
Is Qatar only for Arabs?

 banghead 

I don't recall saying that... was mearly stating a fact.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:05 am

But how your "fact" is relevant to discussion?

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:08 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
I'm sure ARN will please a few Scandinavians

We would be very happy! Smile

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 16):
As for ARN, I expect it to start off initially with an AB6 3 times a week and then upgrade itself based upon loads, yields etc.

I hope for a daily A319LR or five times a week instead of a three times a week with a AB6 not very good for business pax or Economy and if it is has good loads (I´m sure it will have) go double daily or a daily with a bigger aircraft.

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 11):
May be this involves in cooperation with SAS on Stockholm - Washington in addition to SAS' own Copenhagen - Washington?

SAS would never help QR to feed into ARN, SK would loose a lot of business passengers from ARN-CPH-IAD. No way. But on it´s own it would be great but I think there have to be some feed to ARN and codehare with UA in IAD.

All the other destinations seems very logical and I hope it gets official soon from QR

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:33 am

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 37):
I hope for a daily A319LR or five times a week instead of a three times a week with a AB6 not very good for business pax or Economy and if it is has good loads (I´m sure it will have) go double daily or a daily with a bigger aircraft.

I think the A319LR can´t make it non-stop and since they only have 2 A319´s I dubt they do double daily with the A319.

I think they start some 4-5 times weekly with the A300/A332.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:17 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Qatar Airways said in a statement I read in an Arabic newspaper that in 2007, it plans to serve 9 destinations, including Stockholm, Washington DC

Why Washington... I would imagine ORD or LAX gets better priority unless the Emirs want a fast way to go to John Hopkins Medical Centre.

Which airport in New york are they planning JFK or EWR? JFK seems like a logical choice.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:33 am

Quoting Danny (Reply 36):
But how your "fact" is relevant to discussion?

That's simple, QR is opening its first Eastern European destination and we are all expressing our opinions regarding their new routes, if that's OK with you.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:18 am

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 38):
I think the A319LR can´t make it non-stop

Why not A319LR is Longe Range and the flights DOH-ARN is max 6hours.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:24 am

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 41):
Why not A319LR is Longe Range and the flights DOH-ARN is max 6hours.

You are right; just checked Great Circle and it is 2870m which it can make easily.

( DOH-ZRH is 2794 and that was never a problem when I travelled the route)  Smile
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:07 am

Four very good destinations picked by QR. Looks like their managment knows what they're doing.

I am dissapointed to not see DUB on here though. I remember them saying earlier on that Ireland was an importat market and that they wanted to fly there. Maybe DUB will be in the other destinations which make up a total of 9 for this year?

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 41):
Why not A319LR is Longe Range and the flights DOH-ARN is max 6hours.

Because it is not an as pleasant experience for passengers expecting a 5 star airline when they fly. Do these 319LR's have PTV's? Or even beds in Business?
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:28 am

Quoting Planetime (Reply 39):
Which airport in New york are they planning JFK or EWR? JFK seems like a logical choice.

The preferred is EWR although Etihad also stated they wanted to fly to EWR and they are now flying to JFK.
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:46 am

I see that having CentComm just outside Doha is having a profound impact in the oddest of ways. 5/6 years ago DOH-IAD would have caused laughing fits.

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:58 am

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 8):
When is the new airport supposed to open? Is it 2009? The current one is quite cramped (to put it mildly), so I wonder how much more capacity they throw at it.

If you are thinking of WAW then the plan is end of April 2007, but we'll see.

The a/c should be an A319/320. But I guess it would be nice for QR to make an entry with an A330 Big grin

I don't know whether they might be joining routes like DOH-WAW-ARN for example? Does QR do that on any routes?

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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:33 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 43):
Four very good destinations picked by QR. Looks like their managment knows what they're doing.

From what I have heard there are more and more europeans from top airlines there.

Quoting Codeshare (Reply 46):
I don't know whether they might be joining routes like DOH-WAW-ARN for example? Does QR do that on any routes?

Yes: DOH-TIP-CMN is one route. DOH-JNB-CPT another

CEB used to be via SIN, and long time ago there was a DOH-KTM-KUL on a A320!
One funny route years back was DOH-MUC-VIE.

AFAIK DPS will be via KUL now.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:28 pm

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 47):
AFAIK DPS will be via KUL now.

Yep. 4 pw AB6 from KUL, 3 services having full 5th freedom rights.



WAW is also an interesting destination if and when QR gets access to Australia.

There's a sizeable population from Poland in Australia post WW2, and QR would be the only long haul carrier serving the destination.
 
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RE: QR To Washington DC, Stockholm, Warsaw In 2007

Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:18 pm

Quoting ReverseThrust (Reply 28):
I have flown QR 4 times internationally and 4 domestic, their service is fantastic

How do you fly domestic in Qatar? There is only one airport in the country.

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