According to Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, the extra capacity would be a great boost as it would improve connections from Khartoum to over 130 destinations across the airline’s global network, offering passengers more choice with further convenience and flexibility to their travel plans. Al Baker said:
As part of Qatar Airways’ ever-expanding route map, a key pillar is to also evaluate existing routes and increase capacity where there is passenger demand.’
‘Qatar Airways can seamlessly connect travellers from Khartoum via our Doha hub to diverse cities like New York, Washington, Chicago, London, Stockholm, Paris, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai and many others.’
‘At the same time, with our new additional services, we offer travellers from around the world increased connectivity to access Khartoum.’
Qatar Airways began operations to Khartoum in May 1994. The route is operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in First Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. Selected A320s feature seatback TV screens providing all passengers in both cabins with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system – a choice of more than 800 audio and video on demand options.
KHARTOUM – DOHA additional flights schedule :
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Depart Khartoum QR1332 at 0245 hrs, arrive Doha 0605 hrs
Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays
Depart Doha QR1331 at 1955 hrs, arrive Khartoum 2345 hrs
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 134 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central, both in the UAE (1 March 2014), Larnaca, Cyprus (29 April 2014), Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014), Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey (22 May 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (28 May 2014), Miami, USA (10 June 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (1 July 2014).