Qatar Airways to operate larger aircraft

27.10.2006
Strong demand for flights to Doha/Convenient transfers at the Doha hub
Since commencing flights between Berlin and Doha on 15 December 2005, demand on this route has become so strong that Qatar Airways has doubled capacity. Starting on 29 October 2006, a 224-seat Airbus A300-600 will replace the 110-seat Airbus A319ER. "We are delighted that the Berlin–Doha route has taken off so well. This has exceeded our optimistic forecasts", says Dr Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports.

A large number of passengers use Doha as a hub for connections to further destinations. The Maldives and Seychelles, South Africa, Kenya, Bangkok, Katmandu, the Philippines, India, Yangong, Dubai and Pakistan rank amongst the most-booked destinations.

It is now much more convenient to transfer to over 70 destinations. Doha Airport has recently been given a facelift and considerably expanded. It is also the only aiport in the world to have its own First and Business Class Terminal.

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