Qatar Airways to launch flights to Uganda, Azerbaijan and Georgia

3 May 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways will start routes to Entebbe, Baku and Tbilisi this winter, as well as increasing frequencies to Saudi Arabian destinations from this summer.

Daily flights to the Ugandan city of Entebbe will launch on November 2, with a daily route to Baku (continuing onto Tbilisi) starting on November 30. Qatar Airways will be the only full-service Gulf carrier to fly to the capital of Azerbaijan, although low-cost carrier Flydubai does serve the city five-times weekly from Dubai.

The three new routes will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft configured for 12 seats in business class and 132 in economy.

In addition the carrier is to increase the total number of weekly flights to Saudi Arabia from 35 to 60 this summer, with the introduction of a new route to the Holy City of Medina on July 14. Frequencies to Riyadh and Jeddah will both be doubled from daily to double daily from June 1, and on the same date the carrier’s Dammam route will increase from 21 to 28 flights per week.

Qatar Airways recently launched its 100th destination (Aleppo), and is set to start flights to Shiraz, Venice and Montreal in June, Kolkata in July, Sofia in September, and Oslo in October.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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