Qatar Airways enhances Eastern Europe portfolio to benefit travellers

Expanding its reach across Eastern Europe, Qatar Airways has announced further flight options via Doha’s Hamad International Airport.

Flights to Zagreb and Budapest are increasing to a 10-weekly service from a current daily service on April 3 and July 3 respectively, while flights to Baku are increasing to an 11-weekly service, also from a current daily scheduled flight, from March 27.

Adding to this, the Qatari carrier will be introducing new direct flights from Doha to Belgrade from March 16, a destination currently served by the airline via Sofia, shortening the journey time to and from the Serbian capital on the four-times-weekly schedule.

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Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker remarked: “Qatar Airways is expanding rapidly, not only in terms of new places and our network offering, but also with the service we offer. Complementing our service in the skies are our transfer facilities at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, coupled with the experience of flying on board one of the youngest fleets in the industry.”

Acting on noticeable demand, one of the carrier’s double-daily services to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport is currently served with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, offering 122 more seats per departure than the A320 aircraft previously used for this flight. The Boeing 787 boasts 254 seats in total: 22 business class seats with a 1-2-1 configuration, and 232 economy class seats with a 3-3-3 configuration.

Finally, flights to Warsaw will be upgraded to the Airbus A330 aircraft from July 1 of this year, increasing seat capacity. The Airbus A320 currently serves Warsaw and the second daily frequency service to Moscow.