October 9, 2017: State-owned Qatar Airways has announced the launch of flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg. This is the second destination for Qatar Airways in Russia. The new daily service, which starts on December 19, 2017, will operate between Doha and St. Petersburg with an Airbus A320, offering 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “St. Petersburg is a very welcome addition to the Qatar Airways route map, and clearly shows the importance of the Russian market to us. There is enormous potential for extending our reach in Russia, thanks to its huge population and economic significance. It also offers a truly unique experience for visitors, especially to St. Petersburg, with its incredible Imperial history as the former Russian capital.”

Qatar Airways first started flying to Russia in 2004, and now, 13 years later, the airline offers three daily flights between Doha and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).

The state-owned carrier has many more exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Cardiff, UK, to name few.

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