Qatar Airways has added extra flights to Moscow, bringing the total to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital.
Commencing on August 2, the airline will introduce an extra daily flight on the Doha-Moscow route to “meet growing demand to Moscow”, a destination popular with both business and leisure travellers, the Doha-based carrier has said in a statement.
The additional frequency will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft.
Moscow is renowned for its stunning architecture and iconic historical landmarks such as the Kremlin and Red Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Russian capital is a cultural treasure trove, famous for its symphonies, classical music, theatre and ballet, offering visitors a vast array of enriching activities to choose from.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said, “In celebration of going to Moscow together for 14 years, and as part of Qatar Airways’ ongoing efforts to expand our presence in Eastern Europe, we are very pleased to offer an additional frequency to this iconic city.
“Passengers from the Russian capital will have even more flexibility in travelling seamlessly through our Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, to any of our destinations across our growing network, while travellers from all over the world will now have the opportunity to taste the delights of the Russian capital, as well as experience our renowned world-class service.”
The airline, which in August will celebrate 14 years of direct service to Moscow, first began flying to the Russian capital in 2003. The launch of the additional frequency to Moscow comes at a time when Qatar Airways is expediting its expansion plans in Eastern Europe, with service to Skopje, Macedonia; and Prague, Czech Republic set to commence by the end of August.
The additional frequency will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy. The aircraft offers individual seatback television screens providing passengers with the next-generation, interactive onboard entertainment system, Oryx One, featuring a choice of more than 3,000 entertainment options.
The 2017 Airline of the Year, as awarded by Skytrax, has a host of new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US; and Santiago, Chile.
A total of 25 new destination launches will take place throughout 2017-2018.
The Doha-Moscow flight schedule (daily) is as follows: QR213 departing Doha at 2.40am and arriving in Moscow at 7.50am, and QR214 departing Moscow at 9.50am and arriving in Doha at 2.55pm.