Posted on July 11, 2011

In a move to provide passengers with more flexible travel options, Qatar Airways has launched an additional daily flight between Kuwait and Doha.

Qatar Airways now operates five flights daily between Kuwait City and the airline’s Doha hub taking frequency up to 35 weekly services on the route. The new daily flight QR145 departs Doha at 1300 hrs, arriving in Kuwait at 1415 hrs. The additional capacity has been introduced to provide added convenience for both business and leisure travellers. Passengers now have better connections across key business and leisure destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “We are committed to offering our passengers with the best travel experience and now customers in Kuwait have even more convenient access to our network of over 100 global destinations. “We have experienced spectacular customer response in the past year in Kuwait and thanks to our excellent connections, our passenger growth crossing through our Doha hub has seen exponential growth annually.

“Similarly, passengers from across our international network now have a greater choice of flights to Kuwait via our Doha hub. “As part of our growth strategy, we will continue to step up frequency on existing routes, which is a strong lever to facilitate development in the business and tourism sectors,” added Al Baker.

Over the last six months, Qatar Airways has added eight new routes to its burgeoning global network – Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium), Stuttgart (Germany), Aleppo (Syria), Shiraz (Iran), Venice (Italy) and Montreal (Canada).

During the second half of 2011, Qatar Airways expands in Saudi Arabia with its fourth gateway to the holy city of Medina, operating four weekly flights starting from July 14; daily to Kolkata (Calcutta) from July 27; Bulgarian capital Sofia on September 14; Norwegian capital Oslo from October 5; Entebbe in Uganda from November 2; Azerbaijan capital, Baku on November 30; and the Georgian capital Tbilisi, also on November 30.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 98 aircraft from its Doha hub to over 100 key business and leisure cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America. In June 2011, Qatar Airways achieved a remarkable feat, just 14 years after its relaunch, being named Airline of the Year 2011 in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards with over 18 million travellers worldwide casting their votes.