14 MARCH 2016
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Never one to miss out where publicity is concerned His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways, was in fine form at a packed press ITB Berlin last week.
A whole spread of new routes were announced including what will be the world’s longest flight, Doha to Auckland (New Zealand).
Al Baker remarked: “Qatar Airways prides itself on being a global connector, and most importantly, providing seamless and convenient connections for our customers, so that we remain their airline of choice. These new destinations are where our customers want to go, and where we see the most opportunity to provide a best-in-class experience at great value.”
Five new European destinations were confirmed, all non-stop from Hammed International Airport Doha, all with A320 series aircraft.
Pisa daily starting on 2 August. It is the airline’s fourth Italian destination joining Milan, Rome and Venice.
Sarajevo (Bosnia) starts on 7 September with three flights per week.
Helsinki commences on 10 October followed by Skopje (Macedonia) in November.
Qatar Airways will begin services to six African destinations over the next 12 months. Douala (Cameroon), Libreville (Gabon), Lusaka (Zambia), Marrakech (Morocco), the Seychelles and Windhoek (Namibia).
Daily services to Auckland will begin on 3 December with Boeing 777. www.qatarairways.com
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