Qatar Airways launches 13th Indian route


Qatar Airways has started non-stop flights to Nagpur (India) from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, taking the carrier’s total weekly bellyhold flights from 95 to 102 across 13 cities in India.

The freight arm Qatar Airways Cargo has operations in India, offering services to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai with 27 freighter frequencies per week.

Nagpur is third largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is a major trade and business centre. The city has been identified as one of the flagship smart metropolises by the Indian government, with a special economic zone, multi-modal international cargo hub and a new airport in the pipeline.

Qatar Airways will operate an Airbus A320 daily between Doha and Nagpur and chief executive, Akbar Al Baker says: “We are delighted to add Nagpur as Qatar Airways’ 13th destination in India.

“The additional service is evidence of the growing demand in the Indian market and further strengthens our commitment and focus in the region. Qatar Airways is proud of the fact that we serve more destinations in India than any other country in our network.”

Qatar Airways’ bellyhold network will be boosted next year with the introduction of three new US destinations, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, two new Australian destinations, Sydney and Adelaide and Birmingham in the UK.