Qatar Airways to boost its network in the winter season

A qatar Airways Airbus A350 taxis at Frankfurt airport.
tjdarmstadt, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Qatar Airways has decided to boost its network with increased flight frequencies to multiple destinations across the globe to meet travel demand during the peak winter season.

Increasing demand

The increase in frequency is part of the airline’s ongoing efforts to provide passengers with greater choice and seamless connectivity. Part of this increase is due to the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar this winter season.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways continues to enhance its schedule and network by increasing frequencies to many key destinations across the world.”

“This increase will provide even greater choice to our business and leisure passengers, who can connect seamlessly via the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport, to more than 150 global destinations.”

“With Qatar Airways developing its network with greater frequencies while also recently adopting Avios as its loyalty currency, passengers are positioned to benefit from traveling with the World’s Best Airline to key destinations around the globe.”

Qatar Airways network increases:
  • Singapore – from 14 weekly to 21 weekly effective 30 October 2022
  • Bali – Increased from seven weekly to 14 weekly effective 6 December 2022
  • Abu Dhabi – increased from 21 to 28 weekly flights effective 21 December 2022
  • Amsterdam – increased from seven to 10 weekly flights effective 21 December 2022
  • Almaty – increased from four to seven weekly flights effective 1 January 2023
  • Dublin – increased from 11 to 12 weekly flights effective 3 January 2023
  • Cape Town – Increased from 10 to 14 weekly effective 6 January 2023
  • Hong Kong – increased from seven to 11 weekly flights effective 16 January 2023
  • Lusaka and Harare – increased from five to seven weekly flights effective 17 January 2023
  • Ho Chi Minh – increased from seven to 10 weekly flights effective 20 January 2023
  • Hanoi- increased from seven to 10 weekly flights effective 20 January 2023
  • Adelaide and Auckland – increased from five to seven weekly flights effective 22 January 2023

Qatar Airways is offering travel packages for the FIFA World Cup, welcoming global football fans to enjoy the finest Qatari hospitality and follow their favourite team in person. Fans have the flexibility to build their own package for the FIFA World Cup, which includes flights with Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of FIFA.

Qatar Airways will also be launching daily flights to Düsseldorf starting 15 November 2022. This will be Qatar Airways’ 4th destination in Germany.

Modern slavery

Part of me believes this is all a PR move to hide any “participation” that paints Qatar in a negative light, as they have been part of a huge scandal that involved Qatar hiring a lot of foreign workers just to give them the bare minimum, sometimes not even that, and just left them to starve. Thousands of them died in an accident relating to the building of the FIFA football stadium.

Such moves should be taken a lot more seriously, and one of the things that could be done is to cut all economic ties to Qatar, as they have nothing of value besides oil, which is already in the process of being phased out, rendering it useless in a long time period.

If Qatar wants to survive how it is, and gain at least a bit more international respect, it should admit all of their wrongdoing, compensate the workers and the worker’s family accordingly.

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