Qatar Airways to fly eight times a week to Colombo
Qatar Airways will fly eight times a week to Colombo from May 3 living up to the promise made by Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Baker to provide more travel opportunities to local travellers when he visited Sri Lanka last year.
With the demand from business and leisure travellers steadily increasing between Europe and Sri Lanka, Qatar Airways eight frequency is timely.
The additional Qatar Airways flight is scheduled for Saturdays arriving in Colombo at 7.35 am, departing Colombo at 8.50 a.m. and arriving in Doha at 10.45 a.m.
This new flight will have a very good connection to Qatar Airways London flight QR001, which departs Doha at 12.35 p.m. and arrives at London Heathrow at 5.55 p.m. local time.
The new Qatar Airways flight also enjoys excellent connections to Amman., Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Dubai and Jeddah.
Qatar Airways will use an Airbus A320 on the route, which offers 12 Business class seats and 132 Economy class seats.
Building on a reputation of customers service, Qatar Airways launched an aggressive growth plan to ensure that it can offer people a greater choice of decimation, more flights, and the latest in-flight products and services.
As part of this growth plan, Qatar Airways will extend its route network to 50 destinations by the end of 2003. It presently flies to 40 destinations. It recently added Machester to its grown network and will add Rome in June.
Qatar Airways is also increasing its fleet. It presently has 23 new Airbus aircraft, which will increase to 28 by the end of this year. Qatar Airways recently announced that it would take delivery of a long range A319 corporate jetliner. It is also one of the launch customers for the A380 super jumbo in 2007.
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