Daily A320 services to Indian city of Nagpur were re-launched by Qatar Airways on 1 December after a 6.5-year gap.
- Qatar Airways re-started flights to the Indian destination of Nagpur (NAG) on 1 December, taking the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India from its hub in Doha (DOH). Nagpur is the third largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is a major trade and business centre. The oneworld carrier will operate its 144-seat A320s daily between Doha and Nagpur, with an average flight time of just over four hours on the 2,836-kilometre route which faces no direct competition. Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to add Nagpur as Qatar Airways’ 13th destination in India. The additional service is evidence of the growing demand in the Indian market and further strengthens our commitment and focus in the region. Qatar Airways is proud of the fact that we serve more destinations in India than any other country in our network. Leisure and business travellers from Nagpur can now experience enhanced connectivity to more than 150 international destinations through seamless connections via Doha’s Hamad International Airport. We look forward to welcoming new passengers on-board to experience our award-winning product, and to connect Nagpur to the rest of our rapidly expanding network.” Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has begun services to Amsterdam, Zanzibar, Abha, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan. In the pipeline before the end of this year is Durban.