Qatar Airways hosted a press conference at The Principal St David’s Hotel to celebrate the launch of their inaugural flight to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker highlighted the airline’s commitment to bring more travellers to Wales, and to connecting the people of Wales to its extensive global route network via the Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.

Al Baker said they are tremendously excited to be able to serve the people of Wales and South West England.

We also look forward to bringing travellers from around the globe to Cardiff, enabling them to experience the many attractions this unique city has to offer.’

Chairman of Cardiff Airport, Roger Lewis, who co-hosted the press conference in Cardiff, said that there are many reasons to visit the stunning and diverse country of Wales, from innovative architecture, world class entertainment, quality shopping and exceptional museums, to beautiful countryside featuring rolling hills, national parks and scenic coastlines.

Qatar Airways flew its ultra-modern Airbus A350-900 to celebrate the inaugural flight. The airline will however, operate its Cardiff service with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Initial Schedule 

Tuesday and Sunday
Doha to Cardiff: QR323 Departure 1:15 pm Arrival 6:40 am
Cardiff to Doha: QR324 Departure 8:10 am Arrival 5 pm

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Doha to Cardiff: QR321 Departure 7:25 am Arrival 12:50 pm
Cardiff to Doha: QR322 Departure 3:55 pm Arrival 12:45 am (next day)

From 17 June 

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Doha to Cardiff : QR323 Departure 1:15 am Arrival 6:40 am 
Cardiff to Doha: QR324 Departure 8:10 am Arrival 5 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Doha to Cardiff: QR321 Departure 7:25 am Arrival 12:50 pm
Cardiff to Doha: QR322 Departure 3:55 pm Arrival 12:45 am (next day)

For more updates and information about Qatar Airways, visit their website at qatarairways.com