Category Archives: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways to fly to Luanda, Angola

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of its new service to Luanda, Angola, starting in March 2020.

The service, which operates up to five-times weekly to the capital and largest city of Angola will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, and is the award-winning airline’s first gateway to the African nation.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

The national carrier for the State of Qatar has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia, and Gaborone, Botswana, to its extensive route network in October 2019.

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Qatar Airways brings its Qsuite to Philadelphia

Qatar Airways made this announcement:

Qatar Airways is thrilled to announce its award-winning Qsuite is debuting in “The City of Brotherly Love” for passengers flying out of Philadelphia International Airport. Departing for the first time on September 3, 2019, the acclaimed Business Class product will operate daily for those who wish to experience a new level of luxury and innovation. Philadelphia is the eighth gateway in the U.S. to operate the “First in Business” product.

Launched in 2014, the Philadelphia to Doha route has greatly expanded connectivity to India, the Middle East, East Asia and Australia via Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art hub Hamad International Airport (HIA). Qatar Airways recommends travelers from the city explore diverse destinations around the world with seamless connections to exhilarating destinations such as Mumbai, India; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Qatar Airways proudly launched Qsuite at ITB Berlin in March 2017 to outstanding global acclaim, and has set a new standard for luxury travel with this innovative product. The first of its kind, the Qsuite features double beds within customizable private cabins for up to four people, allowing passengers to create spaces of togetherness or individual privacy. In addition, sliding doors and dine-on-demand further permit an experience tailored to the passenger’s needs, as they are attended to per their request and not a predetermined schedule. Effortlessly wrapped into one product, these features guarantee an environment that is unlike those on any other airline. The journey does not begin upon arrival at the destination, but upon departure.

Photo: Qatar Airways.

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Qatar Airways to launch new service to Langkawi, Malaysia

Qatar Airways has announced new flights to Langkawi, Malaysia.

The announcement was made at a press conference which was attended by Qatari Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Mr. Fahad Mohammed Kafoud, Chief Minister of the State of Kedah, Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir and Chief Executive Officer of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Dr. Hezri Bin Adnan (below).

The new service to Langkawi, starting October 15, 2019, is part of the airline’s strong expansion plans in Southeast Asia and marks Qatar Airways’ third destination in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Qatar Airways will initially start with four-times weekly Langkawi tag services via Penang with an increase up to five-times weekly services from October 27, 2019 on its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business class and 232 seats in Economy class, with spacious cabins and specially-designed interiors.

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Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana from October 27, 2019

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting October 27, 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.

The three-times weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Gaborone is the capital and the largest city in Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The nation’s vast nature and wildlife have made it a renowned destination for adventurous tourists from across the globe.

Flight schedule

(Sunday, Wednesday, Friday)

Doha-Johannesburg
QR1377: Departs DOH 06:55hrs, Arrives JNB 14:50hrs

Johannesburg-Gaborone
QR1377: Departs JNB 15:55hrs, Arrives GBE 16:50hrs

Gaborone-Johannesburg
QR1378: Departs GBE 18:35hrs, Arrives JNB 19:30hrs

Johannesburg-Doha
QR1378: Departs JNB 20:40hrs, Arrives DOH 06:35hrs+1

Boeing, Qatar Airways announce new commitment for five 777 freighters

Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers, announced a commitment today to purchase five additional 777 Freighters from Boeing [NYSE: BA]. The deal, valued at $1.8 billion at list prices, was unveiled at the Paris Air Show and signed in the presence of His Excellency Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications.

When the purchase is finalized, it will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

Qatar Airways has rapidly grown its air cargo operations to serve more than 60 global destinations, becoming one of the top international air freight operators in the world. The latest freighter deal builds on the airline’s 777 Freighter order book as the airplane has become the backbone of Qatar Airways freighter fleet. It currently operates 23 freighters, including 16 Boeing 777 Freighters.

Image: Boeing.

Qatar Airways touches down in Malta

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Malta landed at Malta International Airport on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe.

Operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, flight QR383 was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival at the historic Mediterranean island’s international airport. This was followed by a welcome ceremony attended by the Charges d’Affaires of the State of Qatar to Malta, Mr. Abdulla Khalid A A Al-Derham; Malta’s Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Dr. Konrad Mizzi; and Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Europe, Mr. Sylvain Bosc.

The new direct services to Malta will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. As well as enjoying the award-winning in-flight service on board, passengers travelling to Malta will also have access to Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, offering the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.

Malta is the third new destination to be introduced by the airline this summer following the launch of flights to Izmir, Turkey, and Rabat, Morocco, in May; with Davao, the Philippines, and Lisbon, Portugal, joining the network later in June; followed by Mogadishu, Somalia, on 1 July; and Langkawi, Malaysia, on 15 October.

Current Flight Schedule:

Doha (DOH) to Malta (MLA) QR381 departs 01:25 arrives 06:45 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Malta (MLA) to Doha (DOH) QR382 departs 09:20 arrives 15:55 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)

Doha (DOH) to Malta (MLA) QR383 departs 08:05 arrives 13:25 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Malta (MLA) to Doha (DOH) QR384 departs 17:45 arrives 00:20 +1 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)