Qatar Airways to expand its operations in Iran in 2019
Nov 27, 2018: Yesterday Qatar Airways has announced its fourth non-stop gateway to Iran, Isfahan International Airport, starting from February 4, 2019.
The new twice-weekly service to Isfahan will operate from Doha each Monday and Friday by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.
Also, the Doha-based airline will also introduce increased services to Shiraz and Tehran, from early January 2019.
Three extra weekly flights will be introduced to the Shiraz service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, taking the route to daily operation from January 2, 2019.
The airline will also introduce two extra flights on the Tehran route, with the addition of an extra flight on Wednesdays from January 2, 2019 and Fridays from January 4, 2019, taking the route to a triple-daily operation every day except on Tuesdays, when the service runs twice-daily.
The airline already operates services to Tehran, Shiraz and Mashad.
Akbar Al Baker, Group chief executive, Qatar Airways said: “These latest launches are further evidence of Qatar Airways’ commitment to Iran, as well as the expansion of our network in this thriving market to provide greater connectivity to both business and leisure passengers alike.”
Qatar Airways has operated flights to Tehran since 2004 and, with the introduction of the two extra flights, the airline will operate a total of 20 weekly non-stop flights from Doha.
The southern city of Shiraz first welcomed Qatar Airways flights in 2011 and, with the introduction of three extra flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from January 2, 2019, will become a daily service operating from Doha. In addition to this, the airline’s Mashad route, which commenced in 2006, also currently operates daily flights from Doha.
As part of its continued expansion plans, Qatar Airways plans to launch an array of exciting new destinations over the coming months, including Mombasa, Kenya; Gothenburg, Sweden and Da Nang, Vietnam.