Qatar Airways will be flying to Copenhagen and Barcelona from March 2010.
At the start of the summer schedule, the airline will be expanding its presence in Scandinavia with four weekly flights from Doha to the Danish capital, as well as increasing its flights to the Swedish capital of Stockholm to daily (from five a week currently using an A319).
Following news in July that its services to Madrid were increasing from four flights a week to daily, Qatar Airways will be adding Barcelona, its second Spanish city, to its roster, with flights departing daily.
The news comes just after Qatar announced plans to launch flights to Tokyo, Bangalore in southern India and the Turkish capital of Ankara over an eight-week period starting in February. (See online news December 12, 2009.) The airline also plans to launch flights to Sydney, its second Australian destination after Melbourne, during 2010.
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said: “The addition of the European cities of Copenhagen and Barcelona, along with Ankara, follows the airline’s strategy to expand its operations to diverse cities from the Gulf.”
report by Jenny Southan