Qatar Airways has doubled its frequencies to a number of destinations in Eastern Europe and the Nordics, following a significant increase in passenger demand to Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki.
Commencing mid-December, the airline will introduce an extra daily flight on each of the routes to meet the growing inbound and outbound travel demand by adding an Airbus A320 service, and offering an additional 132 daily seats in both directions.
The frequency increases, the latest in a number of such upgrades across the QR route network, come eight weeks after the airline launched its direct service to Prague, Czech Republic, on its first anniversary of scheduled service to Helsinki, Finland, and more than a year since the daily service to Warsaw, Poland was upgraded to a wide-body Airbus A330 service.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to facilitate this increase in passenger demand by doubling our daily frequencies to the popular destinations of Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. In line with our robust and expedited expansion plans, these increase in frequencies will provide even greater choice to our business and leisure passengers, who can connect seamlessly at Hamad International Airport onwards to more than 150 global destinations.”
QR’s increase in frequency to Helsinki, announced on the first anniversary of the route, will now mean that the airline serves the Nordic capital cities of Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki with a total of 98 flights per week, to and from HIA. Alongside Helsinki’s current Boeing 787 service, the cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo are also served with a fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.
The additional frequencies to Prague, Helsinki and Warsaw will be operated by Airbus A320, featuring 12 Business Class seats and 120 Economy Class seats, supplementing the current Airbus A320 service to Prague, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Helsinki and the Airbus A330 service to Warsaw.
Passengers travelling in Business Class can look forward to relaxing in one of the fully-flat beds as well as avail themselves of the food and beverage service, which is served ‘dine on demand.’ Passengers can also enjoy the airline’s in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, offering up to 4000 entertainment options.
Qatar Airways extends early bird sale to Europe
QR has extended their Early Bird Sale fares to 1 November 2017, with fares starting from $1030* return to destinations across Europe including London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona.
Travellers can fly to multiple European cities, including new destinations such as Prague, Skopje, Nice and Dublin.
Economy return fares* start from $1030 to Istanbul; $1085 to Dublin; $1210 to London, $1140 to Paris, $1130 to Rome, $1110 to Athens, $1210 to Edinburgh, $1100 to Barcelona, $1100 to Prague, $1210 to Manchester, and $1105 to Zagreb.
Business return fares* start from $5615 to Istanbul; $5615 to Dublin; $5925 to London, $5730 to Paris, $5655 to Rome, $5640 to Athens, $5885 to Edinburgh, $5630 to Barcelona, $5630 to Prague, $5885 to Manchester, and $5635 to Zagreb.
QR is also launching a new Canberra service in February 2018. The service will stop over in Sydney, creating a second Sydney flight to Doha, providing more access for Australian travellers to the rest of the world.
“We look forward to making Europe an accessible destination for all Australians to fly to with our competitive pricing, and the upcoming launch of our Canberra and double-daily Sydney service from February,” said Adam Radwanski, Qatar Airways senior manager, Australasia.
“Australians can take advantage of these amazing fares to plan their next holiday with Qatar Airways to over 40 cities across Europe.”
The Early Bird Sale is available until 1 November 2017 with flights available out of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
In addition, Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club is offering up to 20,000 bonus Qmiles to Privilege Club members flying from Australia and New Zealand between today and 30 September 2018. Privilege Club members who earn 200 Qpoints by 28 February 2018 will be fast tracked to Gold Tier status.**
Sale fares are purchasable online now.
*Fares quoted are for departures from Perth only, in AUD. Sale ends 1 November 2017. Economy Class fares shown are for low season departures from 13 January 2018 – 31 March 2018. Other sale fares are also available for travel from 1 April 2018 – 26 September 2018. Business Class fares shown are for departures from 1 April 2018 – 26 September 2018. Other sale fares are also available for travel from 13 January 2018 – 31 March 2018. Blackout dates may apply. Other sale fares are available on other travel dates or from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Adelaide. For all other terms and conditions please review at time of booking.
**The Privilege Club Bonus Qmiles offer ends 5 November 2017 and is only available to Privilege Club members residing in Australasia enrolled before 8 October 2017. Only those members who register for the campaign will be eligible for the Gold Tier Fast Track. Members whose travel date is before 5 November 2017 should register at least 24 hours prior to travel. For all other terms and conditions please review at time of booking.