Qatar Airways launches services to London Gatwick Airport
May 29, 2018: Qatar Airways has started services to London Gatwick Airport with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The new double daily service makes London Gatwick the airline’s sixth gateway into the United Kingdom and second gateway to London.
The new route will provide even more flexibility and convenience to passengers travelling to London, and will offer enhanced connectivity for passengers flying from the United Kingdom to Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network of more than 150 destinations. Over the summer period, flights to London Gatwick will further increase to 16 services per week on the popular route.
Akbar Al Baker, Group chief executive, Qatar Airways said: “Earlier this month, we launched direct flights to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, clearly demonstrating our continued commitment to this market.”
Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport said: “I am delighted to mark the start of this double daily service to Doha today as Qatar Airways’ extensive route network offers passengers more choice of onward destinations, including those across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.”
“This new route also strengthens Gatwick’s growing long-haul network, which has more than 60 routes and we hope to grow it further still in coming months.”
This summer, Doha-based carrier will operate 95 flights to the UK per week, including six daily departures to London Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London Gatwick and Manchester, and daily flights to Cardiff and Edinburgh, alongside seven flights per week to Birmingham.