Qatar Airways will start a four-times weekly bellyhold service between Doha and Yerevan, the capital of Armenia from 15 May.
The airline says its expanding global reach, including its newest US destinations in 2016 of Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, and significant growth of its modern fleet has enabled it to offer this new service to Armenia.
The airline will use an Airbus A320 aircraft on the route direct to and from Yerevan.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker says: “Qatar Airways has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, launching new destinations around the globe, while also establishing our new home and hub, Hamad International Airport.
“With the new service to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, Qatar Airways is again enhancing its worldwide footprint and expanding travel opportunities for business and leisure passengers alike.”
Qatar Airways has also upped route bellyhold frequencies across Eastern Europe in Croatia, Hungary, and Azerbaijan via Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
Flights to Zagreb and Budapest are increasing to a 10-weekly service from a daily service from 3 April and 3 July respectively, while flights to Baku are increasing to an 11-weekly service, from a daily scheduled flight, from 27 March.
The carrier has also launched new direct flights from Doha to Belgrade in Serbia from 16 March, now served by the airline via Sofia in Bulgaria, as part of a four-weekly schedule.