Published On: Wed, Nov 19th, 2014

Qatar Airways Adds 2 Flights to Edinburgh Route

Qatar Airways Adds 2 Flights to Edinburgh Route

Qatar Airways Adds 2 Flights to Edinburgh Route

Qatar Airways will operate two extra flights to Edinburgh starting May 1 2015 to provide passengers with a daily direct scheduled service from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Edinburgh Airport, the carrier said Tuesday in a press release.

The announcement comes just six months after the successful launch of the five-weekly service on the route and reinforces the airline’s commitment to add additional frequencies on the route.

The daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will give passengers even greater access to the 145 worldwide destinations served by Qatar Airways through its recently opened hub, Hamad International Airport.
“We are pleased to offer even further choice and flexibility to passengers wishing to travel to and from Edinburgh. Offering a daily service to Edinburgh is a clear reflection of the popularity of this route since its launch in May this year and the new daily service will allow Qatar Airways to further support and promote Scotland’s leisure and business opportunities to different markets on our airline’s global network,” said Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker.

The most popular destinations for those using the Edinburgh-Doha route are predominantly in Asia, and Australasia, with journey times to Melbourne reduced from approximately 26 hours with two transfers, to just 20 hours with one quick international transfer at Hamad International Airport.

Edinburgh is Qatar Airways’ third destination in the United Kingdom, preceded by London in 1997 and Manchester in 2003. The airline currently operates six flights a day from London Heathrow non-stop to Doha and ten flights per week from Manchester non-stop to Doha.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, to the point where today it currently is flying a modern fleet of 141 aircraft to 145 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Source : Qatar News Agency

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