The airline will increase the frequency for Cape Town, Durban, Maldives, Maputo, Phuket, Seychelles and Zanzibar as well as update aircraft types.
The airline's young fleet of fuel-saving aircraft allows it to ideally update its services according to passenger demand, increase frequency and offer its passengers the flexibility to travel whenever they want.
Qatar Airways announced that it is pleased to announce additional flights and aircraft type updates to key holiday routes for the upcoming winter holiday.
The airline's modern fuel-efficient fleet has enabled it to continue to fly through the pandemic and lead the aviation industry by making more than 100 global flights weekly to more than 700 destinations.
Qatar Airways announced that it will update the aircraft types and increase the frequency to the following destinations:
- Cape Town (daily flights as of December 16)
- Durban (three flights per week as of December 18)
- Maldives (17 flights a day from 10 December to 3 January)
- Maputo (three flights per week as of December 18)
- Phuket (flights starting on December 4th, will be increased to three per week as of December 18)
- Seychelles (three flights per week as of December 15)
- Zanzibar (flights will start with the A1-350 as of December 900)
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “As travel restrictions eased, we began to see the first green shoots of international travel picking up. During the first months of this year, it was our priority to continue flying to take people home. It is equally important for us to offer more flexible options to passengers and agencies planning their travels for the coming winter period. For this reason, we are increasing the capacity of flights to many important holiday destinations such as Cape Town, Maldives, Seychelles and Zanzibar. We fly more than 100 weekly flights to more than 700 destinations around the world and offer hundreds of excellent connections through our partners. Our passengers can rely on Qatar Airways to fly anywhere, whenever they want, with flexible travel options. "
Qatar Airways has led the sustainable recovery of international aviation by continuing to fly through the pandemic, thanks to its strategic investment in environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft. Although the airline has the world's largest A350 fleet, it continues its investments without slowing down. In this context, the airline, which took delivery of three new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, increased its A2,6 fleet with an average age of 350 to 52 in total.
Qatar Airways is not using the Airbus A19 fleet as it considers COVID-380's impact on travel demand and environmental sensitivity to use such a large four-engine passenger aircraft in the current market. Qatar Airways also recently launched a new program that allows its passengers to voluntarily offset the carbon emissions associated with their travel when booking.
In the IATA Winter Season, Qatar Airways flies daily or several frequencies to many cities with a strong program, making its network 20 in Africa, 11 in America, 42 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe and 15 in the Middle East. aims to increase it to 126 points.
Qatar Airways, which has many awards, is the only airline to be awarded the “Airline of the Year” five times at the highly regarded Skytrax awards, which is considered the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry. Qatar Airways was also awarded "Best Airline in the Middle East", "World's Best Business Class" and "Best Business Class Seat" with its Qsuite cabin offering a groundbreaking Business Class experience.