Qatar Airways to introduce Doha-Birmingham service in March 2016

Broadening its UK network portfolio, Qatar Airways has announced that it will be launching a new service between Doha and Birmingham from March 30, 2016, adding to its existing services to London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh.

The Qatari carrier is due to offer eight flights per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, granting travellers convenient and seamless transfers at the airline’s state-of-the-art hub Hamad International Airport.

Remarking on the news was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “We are delighted to announce Birmingham as Qatar Airways’ fourth destination in the United Kingdom from March 2016. This additional route strengthens Qatar Airways’ commitment to the regions across the UK and will create new commercial and leisure links between the city of Birmingham and the 152 destinations served by the airline. We look forward to welcoming new passengers on board our award-winning product, and to connecting Birmingham to the rest of our rapidly expanding network.”

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Meanwhile, CEO, Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe added: “This is fantastic news for both Birmingham Airport and the region, and is our 10th new airline to announce or launch this year. Not only will our passengers have the choice of flying with the award winning carrier to Doha’s state-of-the-art hub Hamad International Airport, they will have a choice of 152 destinations served by the airline, including South East Asia, China and Australasia.”