Qatar Airways has ambitious expansion plans, and the Doha-based airline has recently introduced a slew of new destinations, including Lyon and Toulouse in France, Trabzon in Turkey, and Kinshasa in Congo.
Along with those brand-new destinations, the Qatari flag carrier is also resuming flights to destinations such as Birmingham in England, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Casablanca and Marrakesh in Morocco, and Nice in France.
To coincide with its recent expansion, Qatar Airways is currently offering a 10% discount on new flight bookings to these new and recently relaunched destinations for a very limited time.
The offer is valid for bookings made before May 31, 2023, and is available on both Economy Class and Business Class fares.
In total, Qatar Airways plans to launch seven new destinations throughout 2023 and resume flights to 11 destinations that had to be culled during the pandemic, including Beijing, Birmingham, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Davao, Marrakesh, Nice, Osaka, Phnom Penh, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Tokyo Haneda.
The airline also has plans to increase flight frequencies on a slew of other routes, all helped by the fact that a feud with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus was amicably resolved before a lawsuit went to trial in London’s High Court.
Qatar Airways had grounded more than two dozen Airbus A350 aircraft over a defect which caused paint to crack, bubble and peel away from the fuselage. The problems severely stunted the carrier’s expansion plans and caused a major rift with one of its key partners before the two sides reached a secret deal to settle the dispute.
As a result of that confidential agreement, Qatar Airways has been able to return its grounded A350 aircraft into service and is starting to take delivery of new planes that had been idled at the Airbus plant in Toulouse.
On the back of its ‘bold’ expansion plans, Qatar Airways says it’s looking to recruit as many as 3,000 new cabin crew over the coming months and is on a worldwide hunt. It’s no secret that Qatar Airways cabin crew work exceptionally hard, but they play no small part in contributing to the airline’s reputation for exceptional onboard service.
Last month, the airline opened a new Al Mourjan Business Lounge at its Doha hub called The Garden, which encompasses a 7,390 square metre space with a capacity for more than 700 passengers.
Along with a range of different seating options, the lounge also includes a fitness studio, manicure stations, a nursery and relaxation rooms.