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Qatar Airways connects Cardiff to its network

Qatar Airways Doha to Cardiff

Clearly illustrating the global connections that will now be available from Cardiff following the start of Qatar Airways’ five times weekly service from its Doha hub, is this great-looking cake. The first flight left the Welsh capital with a load of 200 passengers. The Welsh airport’s CEO Debra Barber was happy with her giant-sized boarding pass.

  • Qatar Airways commenced its fifth connection to the UK on 1 May, as Cardiff (CWL) was added to its portfolio of destinations operated from its Doha (DOH) hub. The oneworld carrier currently serves London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh, with flights to London Gatwick to start on 22 May. To celebrate this special occasion, Qatar Airways flew one of its A350-900s to Cardiff, marking the first time a commercial flight with the type, whose wings are built by Airbus in Wales, has landed on Welsh soil. Initially operating five times weekly, going forward the airline will operate a daily 787 service to Cardiff. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, said: “Today marks an especially important milestone for both Qatar Airways and Cardiff Airport. The new service, our fifth gateway into the UK, now provides the people of Wales and the South West with an extensive network of more than 150 destinations globally. We are delighted to welcome Cardiff into our route network, and to be able to provide the Welsh people with a new gateway to the world. We look forward to welcoming our new Welsh passengers on board and to connecting them to Doha and many points beyond.” Chairman of Cardiff Airport, Roger Lewis, said: “This is a pivotal moment for Cardiff Airport, for Wales and the South West of England. The far reaching consequences of this service for passengers and businesses will be transformational. I sincerely thank Mr. Al Baker, for the trust he and Qatar Airways are placing in us. I am confident that the team at Cardiff Airport will deliver a world-class service with Qatar Airways for all of our passengers both visiting Wales and those travelling across the world.” No other airline operates this city pair. See how Cardiff Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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