Sep 17, 2019: Qatar Airways has decided to commence direct services to its third Japanese gateway, Osaka, from April 6, 2020.
The Doha-based airline began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The route will be served five times weekly initially, increasing to a daily service from June 23, 2020.
The flights to Osaka, which according to the airline is ‘the second largest metropolitan area of Japan’ will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The jet features 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.
Akbar Al Baker, Group chief executive, Qatar Airways said: “Osaka is a very important destination, and our service to the cosmopolitan city will enable us to provide a seamless journey for our passengers connecting from our extensive network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”
The stunning city of Osaka will be the third Japanese gateway in #QatarAirways’ rapidly-expanding global network.— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) September 16, 2019
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Osaka has been the economic powerhouse of the Kansai Region for many centuries. The Kansai Region is home to many well-known attractions like Arima Onsen - one of the most famous and oldest hot springs and Nara, the former historic capital. Visitors can also admire historical landmarks including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Himeji Castle.
Earlier in this month, the airline added the capital city of Angola, Luanda, as the latest destination in its rapidly expanding African network.