Qatar Airways Accelerates Global Expansion with Launch of Prague and Sohar
Qatar Airways confirmed the expedited launch of two new destinations by the end of August 2017, with several more announcements to follow shortly. Joining Qatar Airways’ global network, which spans six continents, are: Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, which will launch on 8 August; and Prague, Czech Republic, which will launch on 21 August.
The airline has confirmed the start of its new service between Doha and Sohar with three-weekly flights beginning 8 August, while the service between Doha and Prague will operate on a daily basis from 21 August. Both destinations will be operated by Qatar Airways’ Airbus A320 aircraft.
Qatar Airways recently launched a direct daily service to Dublin, Republic of Ireland, as part of its rapid global expansion strategy, with service to Nice, France, commencing 4 July, and flights to Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on 17 July.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said:
Having recently been named Airline of the Year at the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, it is now our turn as an airline to give back to all of our passengers and supporters around the world. Qatar Airways’ announcement comes at a time when we are accelerating our global expansion plans by expediting the launch of these two new destinations. Qatar Airways is committed to connecting more people to more places, through our five-star hub, Hamad International Airport, while supporting our global message of ‘Going Places Together’.’
Other new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018 include Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US; and Santiago, Chile. A total of 25 new destination launches will take place throughout 2017-2018.
The new Prague and Sohar routes will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.
Passengers can use any transfer time to take advantage of the many activities and services available at Hamad International Airport, from the free Wi-Fi, airside swimming pool and play areas for children, through to the multiple quiet areas in which passengers can relax, as well as the amazing array of duty free shopping and dining options.
Doha – Sohar
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Doha (DOH) to Sohar (OHS) QR 1132 departs 1:20 pm arrives 4:10 pm
Sohar (OHS) to Doha (DOH) QR1133 departs 5:10 pm arrives 6:05
Doha – Prague
Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday
Doha (DOH) to Prague (PRG) QR 289 departs 2:30 am arrives 7:40
Prague (PRG) to Doha (DOH) QR 290 departs 9:25 am arrives 4:25 pm
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Doha (DOH) to Prague (PRG) QR 291 departs 8 am arrives 1:10 pm
Prague (PRG) to Doha (DOH) QR 292 departs 5:10 pm arrives 12:10 (+1)
*As per Summer schedule
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