Dec 12, 2018: Qatar Airways has announced that it will fly a greater number of passengers to their preferred European destinations this winter, with additional capacity on some routes available now.

From December onwards, business and leisure passengers can enjoy a greater choice of travel options as three popular European routes – Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Manchester, UK are receiving aircraft upgrades. The Manchester and Stockholm routes will be upgraded from an A350 to a more spacious B777 and the Helsinki route will also be upgraded from an A320 to a larger A330.

In addition, the frequency of flights to the airline’s second gateway to London, Gatwick, has also been increased from 14 to 16 weekly flights, with immediate effect. The popular route, which is serviced by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was re-introduced in May and is Qatar Airways’ sixth UK gateway.

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “We invite all passengers to enjoy the additional capacity and flexibility provided by these aircraft upgrades and increased frequencies. We are dedicated to giving our customers more choice and flexibility when planning their business and leisure trips to and from Europe, enabling them to connect seamlessly at Hamad International Airport to more than 160 global destinations. We now provide direct services to more than 50 European cities, and our European route network is expanding rapidly.”

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways increased the frequency of its flights to Vienna, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Madrid, Spain; Warsaw, Poland and Rome, Italy.

Earlier this week, Qatar Airways also announced flights to Valetta, Malta from June 2019 while finally commencing services to Mombasa, Kenya, where the Kenyan government finally saw it fit to grant the airline landing rights after being faced with rising protests against their constant delays and deferrals from the country’s tourism industry and in particular the long-suffering coastal hotels and resorts.

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