Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gothenburg, Sweden
Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Gothenburg, Sweden five-times weekly starting 12 December this year. Gothenburg is the airline’s second Swedish gateway after Stockholm. The five weekly flights will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said the new route demonstrates their commitment to expanding the airline’s presence in the Nordic countries, and to further connecting these destinations to their global network.
According to Jonas Abrahamsson, Chief Executive Officer at Swedavia, Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia, and at the moment also the strongest in Europe. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community and attract capital and knowledge to the region. The direct route, he said, is the result of the successful cooperation where they, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the western Swedish market.
He said that it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome Qatar Airways to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.
Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is set to grow by almost a third by the end of 2035. It is an important industrial and business centre, with the largest port in the Nordic countries. It offers many scenic natural attractions for visitors, from glistening lakes and granite cliffs, to picturesque fishing villages. Its Bohuslän islands, stretching up the west coast, have been named ‘one of the ten great wilderness areas left in the world’ and are renowned as a kayaking destination. Visitors can also visit Gothenburg’s ‘Universeum’, which offers a rainforest, a huge aquarium and a variety of exotic animals and plants all under one roof.
Qatar Airways launched flights to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in 2007. The Stockholm-Doha route, which operates 14 flights per week, is also operated by a wide-body Dreamliner 787 with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways currently serves the Scandinavian capital cities of Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland, to and from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). Alongside Helsinki’s current Boeing 787 service, the cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo are also served with a fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.
Passengers travelling to Sweden in Business Class can look forward to relaxing in one of the most comfortable, fully-lie flat beds as well as avail of the five-star food and beverage service, which is served ‘dine-on-demand’. Passengers can also take advantage of the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, offering up to 4,000 entertainment options.
The launch of cargo belly-hold flights out of Gothenburg will also provide a direct uplift for major exports to trade markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand via the carrier’s state-of-the-art hub in Doha.
Doha (DOH) to Gothenburg (GOT) QR173 Departs 1:55 am Arrives 6:35 am (Mon, Thu, Sun)
Gothenburg (GOT) to Doha (DOH) QR 174 Departs 8:05 am Arrives 4:10 pm (Mon, Thu, Sun)
Doha (DOH) to Gothenburg (GOT) QR177 Departs 8:20 am Arrives 1 pm (Wed, Sat)
Gothenburg (GOT) to Doha (DOH) QR178 Departs 3:10 pm Arrives 11:15 pm (Wed, Sat)
For updates and more information about flight schedules and routes, visit qatarairways.com.