MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways boosts network

Doha-based Qatar Airways began a new service to Bucharest from 17 January, followed by a new operation to Brussels on 31 January. The carrier will also commence flying to the German car manufacturing centre of Stuttgart on 6 March. The carrier is also set to increase capacity on its Copenhagen and Barcelona routes from 27 […]


Doha-based Qatar Airways began a new service to Bucharest from 17 January, followed by a new operation to Brussels on 31 January. The carrier will also commence flying to the German car manufacturing centre of Stuttgart on 6 March. The carrier is also set to increase capacity on its Copenhagen and Barcelona routes from 27 March. Flights to the Danish capital will step up to daily A330 services, while widebody A330 aircraft will be deployed to the Mediterranean port city. In addition, the Syrian city of Aleppo will become the airline’s 100th destination when flights there launch on 6 April. “Copenhagen has been a great success story,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. “In less than a year, we will have more than doubled capacity on the route from a narrowbody to widebody aircraft, to soon becoming daily operations.” He added that the Barcelona route has also exceeded the carrier’s expectations. Qatar also introduced its B777 on the daily Doha-Madrid service from 1 January.