Qatar Airways’ ambitious expansion plans continue with more services to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi
Hanoi will now be served by a direct daily flight from Doha

Qatar Airways’ rapid expansion plans are continuing apace after it unveiled more flights in top Asian destinations.

The award-winning airline has now added extra services to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as to the popular Thai holiday destination of Krabi.

Vietnam gets a boost to meet increased demand from business and leisure travellers. Passengers will benefit from a new direct daily service to Hanoi, in addition to existing daily flights from Doha via Bangkok, doubling capacity to the city. Ho Chi Minh City’s daily service will also increase by three flights a week to 10, with the frequency increases starting from 1 January 2018.

Meanwhile, holidaymakers will find even more flights to the beautiful Thai beaches of Krabi from 1 December this year, thanks to the daily service.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that the Asian market is very important for the airline and they are very pleased to be able to increase their flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi.

Thousands of passengers every day already experience the seamless connection between flights through our state-of-the-art Doha Hub at Hamad International Airport, and now we have made it even easier for them to reach these increasingly popular Asian destinations and experience our award-winning five-star service. We will continue to explore opportunities to expand our global network of flights and add value by increasing services across our network in respond to customer demand.’

The additional Asian flights follow the recently announced expansion of Qatar Airways’ existing service to Colombo in Sri Lanka and a new service to the Australian capital, Canberra. The frequency increases have come despite the recent GCC blockade, with Qatar Airways continuing its ambitious expansion plans and growth strategy to welcome more passengers on board to enjoy its award-winning customer service. Qatar Airways is launching 26 exciting new destinations between now and the end of 2018.

New Flight Schedules 

Doha – Ho Chi Minh City (Three times per week)

Doha (DOH) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) QR 972 departs 8:10 pm arrives 7: 25 am
Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Doha (DOH) QR 973 departs 8:55 am arrives 1:40 pm

Doha – Hanoi (Daily)

Doha (DOH) to Hanoi (HAN) QR 968 departs 8:45 pm arrives 7:25 am
Hanoi (HAN) to Doha (DOH) QR 969 departs 8:55 am arrives 1:20 pm

Doha – Krabi (Daily, from 1 December)

Doha (DOH) to Krabi (KBV) QR 824 departs 7:30 pm arrives 6:10 am
Krabi (KBV) to Doha (DOH) QR 825 departs 8 am arrives 11:25 am

For more information about Qatar Airways’ new flight destinations, visit their website at