Qatar Airways spreads wings with more flights to Asia

 01 Aug 2017 - 18:08

Qatar Airways spreads wings with more flights to Asia

The Peninsula

DOHA: Qatar Airways’ rapid expansion plans are continuing apace after it unveiled even more flights to top destinations in Asia.

Today the airline added extra services to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as to the popular Thai holiday destination of Krabi.

Vietnam gets a boost to meet increased demand from business and leisure travellers. Passengers will benefit from a new direct daily service to Hanoi, in addition to the existing daily flights from Doha via Bangkok, doubling capacity to the city. Ho Chi Minh City’s daily service will also increase by three flights a week to 10, with the frequency increases starting from 1 January, 2018.

Meanwhile, holiday-makers will find even more flights to the beautiful Thai beaches of Krabi, from 1 December, 2017, thanks to a daily service.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “The Asian market is very important for us, so we are very pleased to be able to increase our flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi.

“Thousands of passengers every day already experience the seamless connection between flights through our state-of-the-art Doha Hub at Hamad International Airport, and now we have made it even easier for them to reach these increasingly popular Asian destinations and experience our award-winning five-star service. We will continue to explore opportunities to expand our global network of flights and add value by increasing services across our network in respond to customer demand.”

The additional Asian flights follow the recently announced expansion of Qatar Airways’ existing service to Colombo in Sri Lanka and a new service to the Australian capital, Canberra. The frequency increases have come despite the recent GCC blockade, with Qatar Airways continuing its ambitious expansion plans and growth strategy to welcome more passengers on board to enjoy its award-winning customer service.

Qatar Airways is launching 26 exciting new destinations between now and the end of 2018, including Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, U.S.; and Santiago, Chile.

Multiple award-winning Qatar Airways has this year alone been named Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards (the fourth time it has won this global accolade). Qatar’s national carrier also clinched Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.

The airline’s on-demand à la carte menu service allows Business Class passengers to order anything from the menu at any time during the flight.

New Flight Schedules:

Doha – Ho Chi Minh City

Three times per week

Doha (DOH) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) QR 972 departs 20: 10 arrives 07: 25

Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Doha (DOH) QR 973 departs 08: 55 arrives 13: 40

Doha – Hanoi

Daily

Doha (DOH) to Hanoi (HAN) QR 968 departs 20: 45 arrives 07: 25

Hanoi (HAN) to Doha (DOH) QR 969 departs 08: 55 arrives 13: 20

Doha – Krabi

Daily from 1 December

Doha (DOH) to Krabi (KBV) QR 824 departs 19: 30 arrives 06: 10

Krabi (KBV) to Doha (DOH) QR 825 departs 08: 00 arrives 11: 25

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