4 APRIL 2016

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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2016

Fourth UK gateway for Qatar

Qatar Airways last week inaugurated the airline’s fourth UK gateway after Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester with the launch of eight weekly direct flights between Doha and Birmingham, all operated by B787 Dreamliner.

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the service to the “vibrant and economically powerful region” of Birmingham represented an important addition to the airline’s worldwide network and was a testament to its commitment to the UK.

Passengers now had access to more than 150 global destinations via 73 flights per week from the UK facilitated by smooth transfers through Qatar’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport.

UK ambassador to Qatar Ajay Sharma said: “The new Birmingham route will open up further opportunities for both Qatar and the UK. 

“Just like Doha, Birmingham and the surrounding area is host to a number of investment projects that will appeal to investors. I am certain this route will successfully enhance the partnership between our two countries.”

Qatar’s Dreamliners have a two-cabin configuration, with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 in Economy Class.  www.qatarairways.com

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