Qatar Airways to expand presence in Pakistan

9 Mar 2015 by Clement Huang

Qatar Airways (QR) will soon launch three new passengers destinations in Pakistan.

As part of the airline’s ongoing expansion, QR will begin four weekly services to Sialkot from July 16. This will mark the Gulf carrier’s first new passenger route to Pakistan since 2004.

A prominent economic hub in the Punjab province of Pakistan, Sialkot is also the country’s second largest source of foreign exchange earnings after Karachi. As the world’s largest supplier of hand-sewed footballs, Sialkot is responsible for roughly 70 per cent of global production.


The Doha – Sialkot schedules starting from July 16, 2015 are:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Depart Doha QR 626 at 0110, arrive Sialkot at 0650

Depart Sialkot QR 627 at 0835, arrive Doha at 1015


Then on July 17, Qatar Airways will add Faisalabad to its Pakistan network with three flights weekly. Following that, the airline will launch another three flights weekly to Multan on August 1.

Faisalabad is the second largest metropolis in Punjab, and a major industrial centre in Pakistan. Prominent exports include cotton, wheat, sugarcane, vegetables and fruits. Likewise, Multan is also an important agricultural centre with the city being a prominent supplier of wheat, cotton and sugarcane.


The Doha – Faisalabad schedules starting from July 17, 2015 are:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Depart Doha QR 624 at 0110, arrive Faisalabad at 0635

Depart Faisalabad QR 625 at 0945, arrive Doha at 1115


The Doha – Multan schedules starting from August 1, 2015 are:

Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Depart Doha QR 618 at 0110, arrive Multan at 0625

Depart Multan QR 619 at 0935, arrive Doha at 1105


All three new destinations will be operated by the A320, which Qatar Airways has configured with a two-class layout. There will be 12 seats in business class, and 132 in economy class.

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Clement Huang

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