Qatar Airways ups Maldives frequency to triple daily flights

Qatar Airways has added a third daily flight to the Maldives.

The new service, which is set to launch on October 28, is part of the airlineโ€™s continued expansion in Asia, following its move last year to be the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft to the Maldives.

“We are delighted to announce the addition of a third daily flight between Doha and the Maldives, one of our most popular holiday destinations,”ย Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker was quoted in a statement, as saying.

“We believe that a luxurious travel experience isn’t just about the destination, but about the whole journey itself.”

Qatar Airways currently operates 14 flights per week from Doha to the Maldives.

The additional service will be operated by both the A330-300 and A320-200 aircraft, and will take the number of weekly flights to 21.

“The additional daily frequency between Doha and the Maldives showcases our commitment to expanding our global route network, in order to offer our passengers enhanced choice and flexibility when planning a holiday getaway,” Al Baker said.

“We are pleased that we can continue in our efforts to provide our passengers with even more opportunity to experience this captivating destination.”

In October 2017, the airline upgraded its double-daily A330 service to the Maldives with an A350 aircraft, featuring a total of 283 seats, with 36 business class seats and 247 in economy.

Qatar Airways is popular amongst travellers from Europe who often transit in Doha before flying to the Maldives.

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