Qatar Airways to add third daily flight to the Maldives from Oct 28

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Oct 24, 2018: Qatar Airways has made a recent announcement of adding an additional daily flight to the Maldives from October 28. This new service to Male Velana International Airport is part of the airline’s continued expansion in Asia, following its historic move last year to be the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft to the Maldives.

The route is serviced by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art A350, A330 and A320 aircraft.

The additional service will be operated by both the A330-300 and A320-200 aircraft, and will take the number of weekly flights to 21.

Located in the Indian Ocean, and just a five-hour flight from Doha, the picturesque islands are renowned for their immaculate white sandy beaches, magnificent diving spots and well-preserved natural wonders, all of which make it one of the world’s most exotic and tranquil leisure destinations.

Akbar Al Baker, Group chief executive, Qatar Airways said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of a third daily flight between Doha and the Maldives, one of our most popular holiday destinations. We believe that a luxurious travel experience isn’t just about the destination, but about the whole journey itself. The additional daily frequency between Doha and the Maldives showcases our commitment to expanding our global route network, in order to offer our passengers enhanced choice and flexibility when planning a holiday getaway. We are pleased that we can continue in our efforts to provide our passengers with even more opportunity to experience this captivating destination.”

Qatar Airways currently operates 14 flights per week from Doha to the Maldives.

In October 2017, the airline upgraded its double-daily A330 service to the Maldives with an A350 aircraft, featuring a total of 283 seats, with 36 Business class seats and 247 in Economy Class.

The third daily flight to the Maldives will also provide enhanced connectivity to destinations such as London, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Zurich, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nairobi via Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport.

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