Qatar Airways to launch services to Copenhagen and Barcelona


Qatar Airways has announced that Copenhagen and Barcelona will join its expanding network from the end of March 2010.

The airline’s Scandinavian presence will be boosted by the launch of four weekly flights to Copenhagen in Denmark.

The airline will also commence services to Barcelona in March next year, which will become the second city in Spain to be serviced by the airline, after Madrid. 

Recently, Qatar Airways also unveiled plans to launch services to Bengaluru (Bangalore) in southern India, the Turkish capital Ankara and Japan’s capital city of Tokyo over an eight-week period starting in February 2010.

Qatar Airways also has plans to introduce services to Sydney, its second Australian destination next year.

 “The addition of the European cities of Copenhagen and Barcelona, along with Ankara which we announced a few days ago, follows the airline’s strategy to expand its operations to diverse and underserved cities from the Gulf,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

“By adding these three cities to our route network, we are demonstrating our commitment to expanding our presence in Europe and introduce new travellers to our award-winning Five-star services, as well as provide our existing passengers with even more destinations and convenient travel options.

“The airline’s business model continues to prove successful and Qatar Airways is looking forward to yet another eventful year, with 2010 shaping up to being one of our busiest,” he added.

With six new services on the horizon, 2010 is shaping up to be a busy year for Qatar Airways.

 The airline is scheduled to increase its global portfolio from 85 to 91 destinations in 2010.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F
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