Qatar Airways is to increase capacity on its routes from Doha to Colombo and Dhaka next month.

The Gulf carrier will add an extra daily frequency to both routes from September 1, taking the Colombo services to five flights per day, and the Dhaka route to thrice-daily.

Both services will be operated by A320 aircraft fitted with 12 business class seats and 132 in economy, adding more than 1,000 weekly seats across the two routes.

Commenting on the news Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said:

“We are again delighted to be able to cater to business and leisure growth in both of these vibrant gateway cities.

“When passengers travel with us on our non-stop service to Doha and onward to destinations in Europe, Americas and the Middle East, these additional frequencies will provide even greater flexibility, award-winning service and convenience that they can only experience with Qatar Airways.”

The carrier increased its Doha-Dhaka service from daily to the current twice-daily at the end of 2015.

Business Traveller published a four hour guide to Colombo earlier this year, taking in sights including the Pettah Floating Market, Gangaramaya Temple, and Independence Memorial Hall.