Qatar Airways has this week announced that it will be strengthening its route links in China from Doha with Chongqing and Chengdu flights.
As per The Peninsula, the carrier has announced on social media that it will be resuming services to Chongqing on a thrice-weekly basis from September 25.
This will also be complemented with the previously announced services to Chengdu, which begin on a thrice-weekly basis also, but will start on September 23.
Away from China, How is Qatar Airways Performing in Doha?
The Doha-based carrier, Qatar Airways, continues to grow over the course of this year.
Looking at data for August 8-15 as per RadarBox, the airline has a seven day rolling average of 680 flights, which is up 27.58% compared to the same period last year.
The carrier is also ahead of pre-pandemic movements by 83 movements, with these new flights into China set to add to that in September.
Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data based on the airline:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|July 11-18||597 movements||534 movements||645 movements||+20.79%|
|July 18-25||597 movements||528 movements||646 movements||+22.35%|
|July 25-August 1||600 movements||531 movements||645 movements||+21.47%|
|August 1-8||586 movements||530 movements||650 movements||+22.64%|
What remains clear is that Qatar Airways is having a much stronger 2023 than in 2022 and 2019, with the additional flight movements equalling to more revenue and a stronger profitability rate down the line.
All eyes will be on the airline to see how the service resumptions in China perform, and whether there is scope to add more flights in the future from Doha.
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