Eight new destinations joining Qatar Airways network

Doha-based carrier expands network to 177 destinations

Qatar Airways has revealed this week at the Kuwait Aviation Show that it will be adding eight additional destinations to its network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said the aviation show was the “perfect platform for us to kick start the New Year and unveil some of our exciting plans for 2020.”

Qatar Airways static display at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

“Eight new destinations will be joining our network this year in addition to the recently announced gateways of Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Osaka, Japan. With these new routes, our operations will expand to 177 destinations around the world, reinforcing our position as one of the world’s most connected airlines.

“This ensures we can continue to provide our passengers more options and flexibility when planning their business and leisure travel,” Al Baker commented.

New destinations, launch dates and frequencies:

  • Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Two weekly flights (starting 30 March 2020)
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan – Two weekly flights starting 1 April 2020, increasing to four weekly flights from 25 May 2020
  • Cebu, Philippines – Three weekly flights (starting 8 April 2020)
  • Accra, Ghana – Daily flights (starting 15 April 2020)
  • Trabzon, Turkey – Three weekly flights (starting 20 May 2020)
  • Lyon, France – Five weekly flights (starting 23 June 2020)
  • Luanda, Angola – Four weekly flights (starting 14 October 2020)
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia – Five weekly flights (starting 16 November 2020)

Pitched as the world’s fastest growing airline, Qatar Airways added several new destinations to its growing network last year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; Langkawi, Malaysia; and Gaborone, Botswana.

Lead image: Siem Reap | Photo credit: Vincent Gerboiun/Pexels

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