Qatar Airways has announced route expansion on three continents including a 60 per cent increase in flights to Pakistan.
From June 1, the Doha-based carrier will operate 28 flights each week to Pakistan, up from 17 currently.
The daily Karachi route will be upped to twice daily; Lahore from four weekly to one daily; and Peshawar from two to three weekly services.
The airline will also begin flying to Addis Ababa, its 20th destination on the African continent, from September 18, followed just over a month later by Clark International Airport in the Philippines from October 28.
And, from March 1 next year, Philadelphia will become the airline’s fifth U.S. gateway.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways chief executive officer, said: "Our three new routes we are announcing today show we have faith in expanding our operations across different continents."
Today's announcements come after Qatar Airways last week announced it has doubled its codeshare service with American Airlines and has agreed a new codeshare with JetBlue (see online news, May 3).
For more information, visit qatarairways.com.
Report by Graham Smith