Qatar Airlines announces the good news
Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down at the London Gatwick Airport yesterday, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute, according to Gulf Times.
The new double daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, makes London Gatwick the award-winning airline’s sixth gateway into the United Kingdom and second gateway to London.
The new route is expected to provide even more flexibility and convenience to passengers travelling to London.
It will also offer enhanced connectivity for passengers flying from the UK to Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network of more than 150 destinations. Over the summer period, flights to London Gatwick will further increase to 16 services per week on the popular route, reported Qatar Tribune.
“Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in both London and throughout the UK. Earlier this month, we launched direct flights to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, demonstrating our continued commitment to this market. We’re very proud of our strong and extensive trade ties with the UK and look forward to offering our loyal passengers the chance to explore the newest and most exciting destinations within our global network,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
This summer, Qatar Airways will operate 95 flights to the UK per week, including six daily departures to London Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London Gatwick and Manchester, and daily flights to Cardiff and Edinburgh, alongside seven flights per week to Birmingham.
The Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner features 22 seats in Business Class, and 232 in Economy Class.
Doha – London Gatwick
QR 327, departs 8.30am, arrives 13:30, daily
QR 329, departs 2.10am, arrives 7.10am, daily
QR 331, departs 3pm, arrives 8pm, Friday and Saturday (June 15 to September 29)
London Gatwick – Doha
QR 328, departs 3.25pm, arrives 00:05, daily
QR 330, departs 9am, arrives 17:40, daily
QR 332, departs 21:30, arrives 06:10 Friday and Saturday (June 15 to September 29)