Qatar Airways (Doha) on November 21 launched scheduled flights to Serbia, its latest entry into Eastern Europe and the airline’s 11th new route of the year. The carrier inaugurated the first of three weekly services to the country’s capital city of Belgrade, gateway to Serbia’s historic and cultural attractions. The airline’s newest route also marks an expansion of its global network, now reaching 121 destinations as part of Qatar Airways’ ongoing commitment to serving emerging and popular markets, both in Europe and further afield according to the airline.
The airline has now spread its international wings to 31 gateways across Europe and 11 new destinations so far this year.
Qatar Airways is flying its Airbus A320 on the Belgrade route, featuring 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 Business Class seats and 132 in Economy.
Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to 11 new destinations – Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); Yangon (Myanmar), Maputo (Mozambique) and now Belgrade (Serbia).
Over the next few weeks, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Warsaw, Poland (December 5), Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).
In other news, the fast-growing carrier will deploy its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the prestigious Doha-London Heathrow route starting on December 13 per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A320-232 A7-AHU (msn 5127) arrives in Dubai.