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Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:54 pm

Got this on my Facebook news feed..:

"We're about to announce a new destination, which we will announce exclusively on Twitter @QatarAirways in under 12 hours. Join us there to hear it first.

So, where are we going to start flying to? HINT: It is East of Doha."

any word on this??
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:02 pm

Quoting caliatenza (Thread starter):
HINT: It is East of Doha."

Well that narrows it down to about a third of the world then...


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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:04 pm

Sydney?  

[Edited 2012-10-24 15:04:52]
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:04 pm

Quoting caliatenza (Thread starter):
any word on this??
SYD maybe ?

Quoting ammunition (Reply 2):
Melbourne? 

They already fly to Melbourne.



p.s. beat me to it by a few seconds "ammo" !

[Edited 2012-10-24 15:06:34]
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:08 pm

Quoting ammunition (Reply 2):

i hope not, i want LAX!!
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:38 pm

With the Oneworld announcement official I'm going to put my money on a Oneworld hub which presently isn't being served by QR...

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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:00 pm

Quoting EK413 (Reply 5):

With the Oneworld announcement official I'm going to put my money on a Oneworld hub which presently isn't being served by QR...

Well that pretty much narrows it down to one.....east of DOH, that is...!

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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:49 pm

Miami is do for a Middle east airline.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:51 pm

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 6):

Sydney considering MEL & PER are presently served by QR...

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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:09 am

New Doha International Airport is East of DOH ;P

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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:20 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 8):
Sydney considering MEL & PER are presently served by QR...

I don't think QR has any rights left to Australia, the bilateral only allows for two major ports with daily services I think. (Could be wrong). Unless they plan on serving a regional city...

Long Shot I know... how about AKL? How does QR031 from DOH-MEL with its late night departure from Doha fit in with the connetion bank? Despite the enormous capacity increase recently, could we see QR extending this flight on to AKL? Adds a new destination and an early morning arrival into Australia would help with connections instead of the late night arrival as currently is. I am sure they would make money off freight accross the Tasman too, which has seen a reduction in capacity following EK adding A380s. QR seem to be fond of their tag on flights too.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:00 am

Personally I don't think it will be to a new destination in Australia, I'm guessing somewhere in China or India..

I believe QR have the rights to fly 21x weekly to Australia, 14 of which are currently being booked to MEL and PER. So maybe a daily SYD flight or possibly even BNE if they don't want to deal with a curfew.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:31 am

I think maybe a direct flight to NRT instead of the tag-on from KIX or a flight into central asia eg one of the 'stans
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:32 am

Quoting gstepho (Reply 12):
I think maybe a direct flight to NRT instead of the tag-on from KIX or a flight into central asia eg one of the 'stans

That's what I was thinking. An NRT addition would be nice
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:37 am

Quoting QF15 (Reply 11):
Personally I don't think it will be to a new destination in Australia, I'm guessing somewhere in China or India..

Perhaps another secondary city in China? The reference to East of Doha, implies somewhere in Asia to me - just subtle wording. TPE, PNH, CEB another Filipino city?

Or perhaps somewhere in the 'stan' region, Tajikistan Uzbekistan, who knows with QR, at least they keep things interesting!
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:46 am

At the risk of being boring, I'll second NRT!

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 7):
Miami is do for a Middle east airline.

I suppose anywhere is East of Doha if you keep walking long enough...
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:58 am

Have they announced Phnom Penh? I don't seem to remember it being announced, but this article says it commences in Feb?

http://english.cri.cn/6826/2012/10/24/2361s728924.htm
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:04 am

yes its PNH with an A333 but that route cannot sustain an A333 on its own hence it has to be extended some where or flown via somewhere. Since BKK is all B77W it rules this city out.

I would probably look at DOH PNH RGN?

mind u PNH has now become vvv popular with European tourists hailing from Germany, France, UK and Italy in particular.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:28 am

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 15):

Which is why I said LAX
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:17 am

Quoting behramjee (Reply 17):
I would probably look at DOH PNH RGN?

Right now the schedule in RNG is only 1:30 in ground so I don´t think so.

What about Kabul or TPE?? I see many chances for another city in China.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 14):
CEB another Filipino city?

If I´m not mistaken they serve in the past, but they discontinue, so they could go back but I don´t think so.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:34 am

KBL is desperately needed for them if they can work out a bilateral deal with Afghan Civil aviation as it will provide a massive S/F boost to their Germany, CPH, OSL, ARN, ATH and UK flights in particular!

QR in KBL can give a lot of problems to TK on their EU market share on this sector.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:29 am

Yes it is PNH, daily A333. AF won't be happy at all!
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:26 am

yes...daily A 332 DOH SGN PNH effective 20FEB 2013 !
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:59 am

Daily service to Phnom Penh (PNH) via SGN. Route operates DOH-SGN-PNH from 20FEB with 332.


QR602 DOH0115 – 1155SGN1315 – 1415PNH 332 347
QR604 DOH0730 – 1810SGN1930 – 2030PNH 332 x347

QR603 PNH1650 – 1750SGN1910 – 2330DOH 332 347
QR605 PNH2250 – 2350SGN0110+1 – 0530+1DOH 332 x347
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:04 am

 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:34 am

SGN is currently linked to one of the BKK flights, so I presume that that BKK flight will be turned into a terminator or will QR fid an alternative tag? RGN comes to mind. It is currently served nonstop with A319.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:17 pm

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 25):

Actually qatar has 3 flights to BKK and I think one continue to Hanoi and another to Ho Chi Minh City, I don´t think they will re-route the flight to Rangon at least for the now. Too much capacity for it same than VTE, too small market for a B777.

Quoting behramjee (Reply 20):
QR in KBL can give a lot of problems to TK on their EU market share on this sector.

Yes they could, and also for some USA connections as well and a very healthy cargo loads.

Quoting behramjee (Reply 17):
mind u PNH has now become vvv popular with European tourists hailing from Germany, France, UK and Italy in particular.

Mostly backpackers doing that route, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand... I have done myself not as a backpacker but the place is full of them, not particularly high yield pax but they can help with some little revenue.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting Lentini2001 (Reply 24):
Whatever happened to BHX?!! http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articl....html

BHX will come online once more B787s get delivered...dont worry...the Sikhs living there will be very happy to finally have a quality airline offering a quick one stop option to both ATQ and DEL !
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Why not AKL as a tag on from MEL
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:16 pm

Come on Seattle! I know it's not likely, but would be nice to see the 787 in Qatar colors come back!
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:41 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 27):
BHX will come online once more B787s get delivered...dont worry...the Sikhs living there will be very happy to finally have a quality airline offering a quick one stop option to both ATQ and DEL !

Indeed, but I find it quite odd that they are waiting to open it with a 787 because hands down that is a service which will get upgraded to A333 equipment within months.


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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:49 pm

We are still waiting for them in ACC, everyone is fed up with EK and flights are always FULL!
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:07 am

Given all of the DFW / AA love, surprised it isn't DFW.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:54 am

I am relieved that it isn't SYD as in my little fantasy world BA will now reinstate their second LHR-XXX-SYD route by extending their service to Doha, picking up QRs transfer passengers from much of mainland Europe/Mediterranean countries - if QR had announced SYD then that would have quashed that faint hope.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:09 am

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 33):
I am relieved that it isn't SYD as in my little fantasy world BA will now reinstate their second LHR-XXX-SYD route by extending their service to Doha, picking up QRs transfer passengers from much of mainland Europe/Mediterranean countries - if QR had announced SYD then that would have quashed that faint hope.

SYD will happen eventually. It's a matter of time.

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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:27 am

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 34):
SYD will happen eventually. It's a matter of time.

It won't happen for some time until hub waves 2 and 3 are strengthened.

QR cannot operate same schedule to SYD as per MEL due to curfew, so it won;t happen any time soon.
 
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:49 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 30):

Not necessary that they'll send the 787 they just need the 787 so that they can free up aircraft to fly to new destinations, it might well be a 330 that flys to BHX
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Quoting soups (Reply 31):
We are still waiting for them in ACC, everyone is fed up with EK and flights are always FULL!

Why may I ask? Are people just wanting variety, or are they unsatisfied with EK service?
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RE: Qatar To Announce New Destination...

Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:47 pm

Quoting behramjee (Reply 27):
BHX will come online once more B787s get delivered...dont worry...the Sikhs living there will be very happy to finally have a quality airline offering a quick one stop option to both ATQ and DEL !

Every single day with FUEL pricing trickling down and the number of B767 and A343s increasingly coming offline from the legacy (EK, DL etc) carriers, routes like BHX-ATQ/AMD will start to look like a GOLDMINE for a start-up.
Its that sweet spot for LCC, where the Fuel price, Large Pax catchment, high utilisation and competitive useds market converge.

The last 10yrs have created sizeable number of such routes with excess equipment that will give these Johnny come latelies of ME a run for their money. Air Blue's announced route ISB-MAN will be a precurser to this form of DISINTERMEDIATION (for the want of a better word) in the aviation Industry. The ME carriers have built up the routes that the first gen immigrants in the west used, now their offsprings from the EZY and FR generation will follow on ungrudgingly on a LCC to visit the grand-dad and nan.
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