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Qatar Airways embarks on route expansion and capacity hike

Doha (2011-02-08)

AIMING to boost connections between Asia and Europe through Doha, Qatar Airways has announced a host of network improvements to be phased in from March, including increasing flights to Kuala Lumpur from 11 a week to twice daily from March 27.

Focusing on Europe for its recent expansion, Qatar launched flights to Brussels, Bucharest and Budapest last month and will start services to Stuttgart on March 6.

Capacity increases on the continent have also been earmarked: the double-daily Paris route will rise to 16 weekly services from March 27; Geneva capacity will increase to daily following the introduction of two weekly flights from May 2; and the Copenhagen route will go daily with an extra flight a week from March 27.

Two other destinations will also be served more from March 27, with Oman's Muscat receiving 24 flights a week, up from 21, and Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam receiving 14 flights a week, up from 12.

In addition to these frequency increases, the carrier is deploying new capacity on existing routes. Daily services to Bengaluru and Barcelona will be upgraded from a narrow-body Airbus A320 aircraft to a wide-body A330 from March 1 and March 27 respectively.

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