Qatar Airways will start flying a daily service between Doha and Tokyo’s Haneda airport in June.
The carrier will deploy a B787 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration, 22 seats in business and 232 in economy, on the non-stop route.
From June 18, outbound flight QR810 will depart Doha at 0735 and arrive in Tokyo at 2325, while return service QR811 will take-off from Tokyo at 0100 and land in Doha at 0600.
Tokyo Haneda will be Qatar Airways’ third route to Japan following Osaka, which began in March 2005, and Tokyo Narita in April 2010, both of which are daily operations.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar’s CEO, said: “The airline has pursued aggressive growth in the Asian market to cater to the demand of our business and leisure passengers.
“Haneda is a key gateway into the city of Tokyo that will offer passengers a second option to arrive into making it more convenient.”
Qatar Airways currently operates to 24 destinations in Asia, with Asian destinations making up approximately 18 per cent of the airline’s overall route map.
The airline yesterday unveiled its A380 first cabin and announced that it will deploy its first superjumbo onto its London Heathrow route this summer (see news, March 5).