ojas
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Qatar Airways Announces Massive Increase To Iran

Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:33 pm

According to QR website, effective 1st march 2012

1) DOH - IKA increase from double daily to triple daily

2) DOH - MHD increases from 5 weekly to double daily

3) DOH - SYZ increases from 2 weekly to 9 weekly.

4) New daily flights between DOH and IFN from January 2012

The total number of flights will now increase from current 21 weekly to 52 weekly.

[Edited 2011-10-31 09:33:52]
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RE: Qatar Airways Announces Massive Increase To Iran

Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:38 pm

I suppose these flights would be necessary to facilitate aircraft rotation if QR does in fact begin significant domestic flying in the Iranian market. I do wonder if QR will fly out of THR for domestic service given that it is not an existing station - if so, that would partially explain the need for additional MHD and SYZ services to rotate aircraft since current regulations would not allow DOH-THR to be flown.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Announces Massive Increase To Iran

Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:09 pm

This has got to be the biggest announcement this autumn in terms of network expansion by a GCC based airline. Simply amazing in terms of sheer scale!

What about their planned IRAQ launch?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Announces Massive Increase To Iran

Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:27 pm

Quoting ojas (Thread starter):
4) New daily flights between DOH and IFN from January 2012

I was actually going to pose the question of whether or not Isfahan could be on the table, but obviously there's my answer. I wonder if they would eventually consider AWZ and/or TBZ as well.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Announces Massive Increase To Iran

Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:41 pm

Thanks Ojas! But, I can't find the information on QR's website.

Also, it doesn't say whether all these flights are nonstop. There might be a DOH-SYZ-IFN for example...
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RE: Qatar Airways Announces Massive Increase To Iran

Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:44 pm

All flights are non stop terminator flights. The domestic flights plans are still in initial stages

Here is a link

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar...flights-on-iran-routes-428053.html

Qatar Airways said on Monday it will add 31 weekly flights to Iran, more than doubling frequencies, as the second-biggest Arab carrier taps demand that the Islamic republic’s own operators are struggling to meet because of Western sanctions.
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