For Qatar Airways, its operations to North America are only the fifth most important region for the airline, despite the fact it is still starting plenty of new routes, including its Chicago service which launched last month, as well as recently announcing its plans for daily flights to Philadelphia.
Chicago O’Hare becomes Qatar Airways’ fourth destination in the US.
Qatar Airways starts operations in Cambodia with new rotue from Doha to Phnom Penh via Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
As trade and financial exchange between Hong Kong and the Middle East intensifies, anna.aero reveals which airline is heavily contesting Cathay Pacific in this market.
Qatar Airways commences services from its Doha hub to Najaf Airport, its third destination in Iraq.
In this week’s portion of community news, Zürich Airport welcomes Qatar’s 787-operated services with a cake.
Based low-cost airline Air Arabia provides 80% of Sharjah Airport’s capacity, including the recently launched Sialkot service. Flights to India command 30% of weekly capacity from the UAE’s third largest city.
anna.aero reveals from a top-level source at Emirates which destinations on the map will be added in 2013 in addition to the already announced new routes to Warsaw and Algiers.
Riyadh: International traffic more than doubles in a decade; new services from Shaheen Air and SpiceJet
Two new airlines – Shaheen Air and SpiceJet – were already welcomed to Riyadh Airport in 2013, adding four new routes to the airport’s offering. But with international traffic more than doubling up in size since 2002, the airport is now entering yet another decade of growth. New destinations for 2013 include Rome with Alitalia.
Qatar Airways commenced operations on its fifth route to Saudi Arabia, the four-weekly service from Doha to Qassim.
Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!
Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.