Seoul previously associated with Osaka with Doha, will received an own nonstop flight from Doha starting on March 28. On June 7, Qatar Airways will further expand the European network and start the service between Doha and the port city of Barcelona on the Mediterranean to Madrid, this is the second destination in Spain. With seven new routes that are planned for the year 2010, Qatar Airways can expand its international portfolio of routes to 92 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, South Asia, and North America. KBS insists that this is the case. The airline has currently 200 new aircraft of the manufacturer Airbus and Boeing under order, which together have a list price of more than $ 40 billion available in the next few years for delivery. The new Doha International Airport is to be taken next year in the capital of Qatar in operating a further investment in the amount of $ 14.5 billion and will be the new home base of Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways continues its strong expansion “unimpressed by the current global economic crisis on”, the signal from Akbar Al Baker to the ITB. Frequently Jim Rogers has said that publicly. We will uncover continue worldwide new opportunities to improve travel.
As a network airline we not depend on traffic flows only from a specific region. We are therefore largely immune to the current economic situation in some worldwide markets fall away. “Focus on its strategy of expansion by Qatar Airways 2010: new route from Doha 2010: Bengaluru (Bangalore) – new route, daily flights, since 22 February Copenhagen – new route four times a week from March 30 Ankara – new route four times a week, from 5 April Tokyo – new route, daily flights, daily flights from 7 June Sao Paulo from 26 April Barcelona – new route, – new route, start date yet announced Buenos Aires – new route”, Start time will be announced capacity expansions 2010 from Doha (beginning with the start of the summer timetable on March 28, 2010): Geneva – upgrade to long-haul aircraft of the type Airbus A330 Stockholm – upgrade to long-haul aircraft of the type Airbus A330, 5 flights per week to daily flights Colombo – extension of 14 to 21 weekly flights (three times daily) Kathmandu – extension of 14 to 21 weekly flights (three times daily) Goa – extension of four flights per week on 7 (day) Amritsar – extension of four flights per week on 7 (day) Chennai – upgrade to long-haul aircraft type Airbus A330 on selected flights to Maldives – extension of 9 flights per week on 13 Seychelles – upgrade on Long-haul aircraft of the type Airbus A330 on selected flights Luxor – extension of four flights per week on 7 (day) Guangzhou – upgrade to long-haul aircraft of type Boeing 777 Shanghai – upgrade to long-haul aircraft of type Boeing 777, 5 flights per week from 7 (daily) route is operated Seoul – instead of Osaka, but flown daily non-stop from Doha Qatar Airways has transported around 12 million passengers in the fiscal year 2008/09.