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Qatar plans Montreal services in June

Published: 02/02/2011 - Filed under: News »

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Qatar Airways is planning three-times weekly services between Doha and Montreal in June using Boeing 777 aircraft, which would make it the first Gulf airline to fly directly to the Canadian city.

The move marks the latest twist in Canadian-Gulf trade relations. Canadian visitors have had to obtain visas to enter the UAE since January, in response to the Gulf state's frustration at the lack of Canadian slots being made available to Emirates and Etihad Airways.

It's an interesting decision on another level, given that Air Canada has been among the flag carriers expressing concern about the global expansion of Gulf airlines.

Alongside the Montreal announcement, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said it will increase its A380 orders from five "in the next several months", without divulging further details.

He said while the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's original schedule has slipped, he was happy with its progress and expected to receive the first plane in December. The airline has 60 787s on order including options.

The first phase of the $14.5bn New Doha International Airport - which is so large it will have its own monorail running through the terminal - is due to be completed by the end of 2012.

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Dolphin500 - 04/02/2011 15:29

Great ariline to travel in business to China.. longer but smooth way...their business class is great and the premier building is fantastic. The only issue is that points are not towards elite status on any program...except in their own. So many points to leave outside of my Elite program... I have to go with other arilines on One World or Star Alliance.

mha_e86 - 07/04/2011 09:20

thanks a lot to Qatar Airways for the good news about the new destination to Montreal.

Qatar Airways always making our dreams facts , Thanks a lot for your great support.


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