Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing international carriers, has announced a significant expansion of its global network by offering flights to 14 new destinations. The new routes, launched by the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar, will include the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways prides itself on being a global connector, and most importantly, providing seamless and convenient connections for our customers, so that we remain their airline of choice. These new destinations are where our customers want to go, and where we see the most opportunity to provide a best-in-class experience at great value. We look forward to growing our network and welcoming new passengers to Qatar Airways.”

The airline will soon be offering flights to five new European destinations, including the Italian city of Pisa, Sarajevo (Bosnia), Helsinki (Finland), Skopje (Macedonia) and Nice (France). While operations to Pisa will be launched on 2 August, services to Sarajevo will start on 7 September. Daily non-stop flights from Doha to Helsinki will begin on 10 October. Three times weekly service between Doha and Skopje will be operational from November. Qatar Airways will fly five flights per week to Nice by summer 2017.

The airline will include six new African destinations to its expanding network. Flights to Marrakech (Morocco) will begin in July. The carrier will also fly between Doha and Windhoek (Namibia) from 28 September. Daily services to the Seychelles will resume on 12 December. Qatar Airways will serve Douala (Cameroon) and Libreville (Gabon) from January, 2017. Further, non-stop, three times weekly operations will be launched from Doha to Lusaka (Zambia) by summer 2017.

Qatar Airways’ daily service to Auckland, the airline’s first destination in New Zealand, will be the world’s longest flight and will begin on 3 December. The Qatari flag carrier will use the Boeing 777 aircraft on this route.  In addition, Qatar Airways will begin four flights per week to Krabi (Thailand) and three flights per week to Chiang Mai (Thailand) in December.

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