July 06, 2016: Qatar Airways celebrated capacity increases across its global network this weekend, as three of the airline’s destinations received upgraded aircraft commencing 1 July, the same day upon which the airline also inaugurated its new route offering to Marrakesh with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Guangzhou (China), Geneva (Switzerland) and Warsaw (Poland), all received new aircraft types on their respective daily flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, in recognition of continued demand for Qatar Airways service, operated by the world’s newest aircraft types and expanding fleet.
Akbar Al Baker, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, said, “Qatar Airways is delighted to enhance the aircraft that serve the important destinations of Guangzhou, Geneva and Warsaw, almost doubling the daily capacity across all of these routes from Doha’s Hamad International Airport.”
The inaugural A380 flight to Guangzhou represents the airline’s fouth A380 destination, after Bangkok, London and Paris. It started service to Guangzhou in 2008 with a Boeing 777.
Qatar Airways also commenced its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Switzerland this weekend as the inaugural Dreamliner flight to Geneva touched down at Geneva Airport. The route was previously operated by an Airbus A320, while daily flights to Zurich already operate with the Dreamliner.
Qatar Airways also welcomed the expansion of its service from Doha to Warsaw this weekend as a new wide-body service to Warsaw Chopin Airport commenced operation. The route was previously operated with the Airbus A320 aircraft.
The increase in demand for travel to and from the country and the airline’s steadfast commitment to the Polish market resulted in the introduction of the 260 seat A330 aircraft on the daily flight.