Additional daily flight to meet increased demand during Nepal’s festival season

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add an additional daily flight on its Doha – Kathmandu route from 1 September, to meet the high demand during Nepal’s festival season, which takes place every year in September and October.

The additional frequency will be served by an Airbus A320. The added flight will accommodate passengers travelling to Nepal for its annual festival season, which features many large parades and outdoor fairs offering traditional Nepalese music and a colourful atmosphere.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is an expanding metropolis filled with ancient temples, beautiful walled gardens and many markets offering an assortment of local crafts, pieces of jewellery and traditional clothing. Visitors to Kathmandu can spend the day wandering among the famed temples and relics of this ancient city, soaking up its atmosphere and enjoying an exhilarating feast for the senses.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that the additional daily flight will allow passengers more opportunity to experience Kathmandu, a captivating city that draws travellers from all over the globe.

With the additional daily flight, Qatar Airways will offer four daily flights between Doha and Kathmandu. Qatar Airways Airbus A320 features 12 Business Class seats and 132 seats in Economy Class. The award-winning airline also recently added additional flights to Colombo and Dhaka, to accommodate increased demand to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

An exciting year for the airline continues with a total of 26 new destination launches set to take place throughout the rest of 2017 and into 2018, with new flights to Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US; and Santiago, Chile.

Qatar Airways serves a network of more than 150 destinations, with newly-launched additions including Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Nice, France; Skopje; Sohar, Sultanate of Oman; Prague, Czech Republic and Kiev, Ukraine.

Qatar Airways has received a number of accolades this year, including Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition.

In addition to being voted Best Airline by travellers from around the world, the national carrier of the State of Qatar also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle EastWorld’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.

Additional Flight Schedule: 

QR648 Doha (DOH) to Kathmandu (KTM) Departs 1:25 am Arrives 8:55 am
QR649 Kathmandu (KTM) to Doha (DOH) Departs 9:55 am Arrives 12:10 pm

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