9 JULY 2012

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Article from BTNews 9 JULY 2012

Qatar to Perth

Perth, Western Australia, has become a major British target for Qatar Airways as it launches thrice-weekly services to the country’s mining and exploration hub.

Perth becomes Qatar Airways’ second gateway in Australia after Melbourne – and the carrier’s 117th destination worldwide.  It is also the latest of several route launches by the rapidly-growing global airline this year. 

From the UK both the Heathrow and Manchester services feed into the airline’s hub at Doha, very modern but to be replaced on 12-12-2012 by one of the world’s most advanced and sophisticated airport operations.  Both legs are operated by the airline’s flagship long haul Boeing 777 aircraft.

Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has begun services to Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Zagreb (Croatia); Kigali (Rwanda); Erbil (Iraq) and Baghdad (Iraq), with many more new destinations planned during 2012.

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways launches services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) 25 July; Mombasa (Kenya) 15 August; Yangon (Myanmar) 3 October; Maputo (Mozambique) 31 October; and a date yet-to-be-announced to the Serbian capital Belgrade. 

Qatar Airways' brand new Boeing 787 was expected to make its debut at Farnborough today (9 July). www.qatarairways.com

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