Qatar Airways Unveils Route Launch Dates For Amritsar And Goa
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Carrier Expands Indian Network With Two New Routes Ahead Of Busy Season Amritsar Flights Begin October 11 And Goa Launches October 25

Qatar Airways starts services to Amritsar
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “When we made the route expansion announcement during the ITB Berlin travel show in March, news spread very quickly with a lot of excitement in the market about these highly underserved destinations by international airlines.
“We have since been inundated with calls from the public seeking more information about the launch dates. We are now pleased to confirm October 11 and 25 as the launch times giving Qatar Airways significantly more capacity to India.
“India is by far Qatar Airways’ largest single market in terms of destinations served, and we are extremely pleased to be expanding our wings further into the country.”
Added Al Baker: “Our new flights will cater to a highly underserved market, and we are delighted to be able to connect the world with the newest cities in our international network.
“There is a huge North Indian community living and working in key markets of the Gulf, United Kingdom, Africa, and North America, who will now have an additional gateway to North India with the launch of our flights to Amritsar.

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“Amritsar, in the heart of Punjab State, is home to the Golden Temple – the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. By bringing forward the launch date, we are able to meet the huge demand anticipated in time for the festive Diwali holidays celebrated by devotees of many religions during October.
“Similarly, the Goan community is well travelled with a huge number of people living and working around the world, particularly the Gulf, so our convenient flights would be a welcome relief for those travelling back home.”
The two Indian routes will be the first wave of destinations added to Qatar Airways’ route network over a six-month period, including the Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney, and two further cities in Europe.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 68 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to 84 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East and North America.

 Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
Depart Doha QR298 at 2140 hrs, arrive Amritsar at 0355 hrs
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Depart Amritsar QR299 at 0455 hrs, arrive Doha at 0615 hrs
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Depart Doha QR224 at 2125 hrs, arrive Goa at 0330 hrs
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Depart Goa QR225 at 0430 hrs, arrive Doha at 0610 hrs 
Qatar Airways’ Economy Class has been voted Best in the World in the annual Skytrax passenger survey, in which more than 16 million travellers were polled. Ranked Five Star for service and excellence by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency also voted Qatar Airways’ cabin crew Best in the Middle East for the seventh year running in 2009 and Best Airline in the Middle East for the fourth consecutive year.
Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline has aircraft orders for more than 200 jets worth over US$40 billion and is one of the customers of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five on order and scheduled for delivery from 2012, by which time the New Doha International Airport would have opened.

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“There is a huge North Indian community living and working in key markets of the Gulf, United Kingdom, Africa, and North America, who will now have an additional gateway to North India with the launch of our flights to Amritsar.
“Amritsar, in the heart of Punjab State, is home to the Golden Temple – the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. By bringing forward the launch date, we are able to meet the huge demand anticipated in time for the festive Diwali holidays celebrated by devotees of many religions during October.
“Similarly, the Goan community is well travelled with a huge number of people living and working around the world, particularly the Gulf, so our convenient flights would be a welcome relief for those travelling back home.”
The two Indian routes will be the first wave of destinations added to Qatar Airways’ route network over a six-month period, including the Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney, and two further cities in Europe.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 68 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to 84 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East and North America