Qatar Airways to Expand Network with 14 New Routes
Airline to Launch Doha-Auckland Service, World’s Longest Flight
Qatar Airways announced that it will add 14 new destinations to its route network by next year, including what the airline says will be the world’s longest flight, non-stop service between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand.
Other new routes include daily service to Pisa, Italy, which the carrier will commence in August, as well as thrice-weekly service to Sarajevo, Bosnia, which will begin in September. These will be followed by daily flights to Helsinki, Finland in October, thrice-weekly service to Skopje, Macedonia in November, and five weekly flights to Nice, France by summer 2017.
The carrier will also launch new routes to Africa, including service to Marrakech, Morocco in July, flights to Windhoek, Namibia in September, and thrice-weekly service to Douala, Cameroon, and Libreville, Gabon in January. The airline will also resume daily service to the Seychelles in December, and beginning next summer, Qatar will offer service to Lusaka, Zambia.
In Asia/Pacific, the carrier plans to begin service to Krabi and Chiang Mai, Thailand in December as well as the new service to Auckland. That route will be the carrier’s first service to New Zealand, and it will operate the flights using Boeing 777 aircraft.
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