Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will launch flights to St Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, later this year, doubling the Russian routes operated by the carrier. The new daily service, which starts on 19 December this year, will operate between Doha and St Petersburg with an Airbus A320, offering 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.

Sophisticated St Petersburg is the jewel in the Russian ‘crown’ and home to the country’s incredible art collections, legendary Hermitage Museum, and internationally-recognised historic buildings. With its elegant canals and rich Imperial history to explore, St Petersburg is sure to be an unmissable destination for visitors and business travellers alike.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said St Petersburg is a ‘very’ welcome addition to the Qatar Airways route map.

There is enormous potential for extending our reach in Russia, thanks to its huge population and economic significance. It also offers a truly unique experience for visitors, especially to St Petersburg, with its incredible history as the former Russian capital.

This new route demonstrates our determination to continue expanding with scores of exciting new destinations to attract passengers from all over the world, and welcome them on board to enjoy the unrivalled five-star customer experience from Qatar Airways.’

Qatar Airways started flying to Russia in 2004. Now, 13 years later, the airline offers three daily flights between Doha and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).

Flight Schedules

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Doha to St Petersburg: QR279 Departs 7:30 pm Arrives 1:50 pm
St Petersburg to Doha: QR280 Departs 5:25 pm Arrives 11:30 pm

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Doha to St Petersburg QR281 Departs 3:55 pm Arrives 10:10 pm
St Petersburg to Doha QR282 Departs 11:15 pm Arrives 5:20 (+1) am

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