MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways opens two new Indian routes

Qatar Airways has launched a new service to Amritsar in India which was followed by another new India service to Goa. With Amritsar and Goa both served four-times-a-week from the airline’s Doha hub, Qatar Airways has increased capacity to India to 64 flights a week spread across 10 cities. These include daily non-stop flights between […]


Qatar Airways has launched a new service to Amritsar in India which was followed by another new India service to Goa. With Amritsar and Goa both served four-times-a-week from the airline’s Doha hub, Qatar Airways has increased capacity to India to 64 flights a week spread across 10 cities. These include daily non-stop flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Cochin and Kozhikode. “Our new Amritsar flights will greatly help commerce and industry in the city and the neighbouring business capitals of Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh for the export of textiles, sports goods and food, manufactured and produced in Punjab, to the Middle East and beyond,” said Qatar Airway’s CEO, Akbar Al Baker.

“Following the launch of flights to Amritsar and Goa, we look forward to beginning services to Australia on December 6 with non-stop flights between Doha and Melbourne,” he added. Qatar Airways has ambitious plans to develop its international network further during 2010 by adding Sydney as its second Australian destination as well as two further, but unspecified, cities in Europe.