With more flights to Asia, Qatar Airways spreads it wings

A Monitor Report 16 Aug, 2017  |    -      +
DOHA : The ambitious ex-pansion plans of Qatar Airways continue with increa-sed services to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi.

The award-winning airline added extra services to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as to the popular Thai holiday destination of Krabi.

Vietnam gets a boost to meet increased demand from business and leisure travellers. Passengers will benefit from a new direct daily service to Hanoi, in addition to the existing daily flights from Doha via Bangkok, doubling capacity to the city. Ho Chi Minh City's daily service will also increase by three flights a week to 10, with the frequency increases starting from January 1, 2018.

Meanwhile, holiday-makers will find even more flights to the beautiful Thai beaches of Krabi, from December 1, 2017, thanks to a daily service.

Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways said : "The Asian market is very important for us, so we are very pleased to be able to increase our flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi.

"Thousands of passengers every day already experience the seamless connection between flights through our state-of-the-art Doha Hub at Hamad International Airport, and now we have made it even easier for them to reach these increasingly popular Asian destinations and experience our award-winning five-star service. We will continue to explore opportunities to expand our global network of flights and add value by increasing services across our network in respond to customer demand."

The additional Asian flights follow the recently anno-unced expansion of Qatar Airways' existing service to Colombo in Sri Lanka and a new service to the Australian capital, Canbe-rra. The frequency increa-ses have come despite the recent GCC blockade, with Qatar Airways continuing its ambitious expansion plans and growth strategy to welcome more passengers on board to enjoy its award-winning customer service.

Qatar Airways is launching 26 exciting new destinations between now and the end of 2018, including Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, U.S.; and Santiago, Chile.

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