By Ed Attwood
Carrier to add another four flights a week to Cochin's current daily service.
Qatar Airways has signalled its intentions to continue mining the lucrative India market by adding another 14 flights to the country every week.
Beginning in September, the Qatari flag-carrier will go daily to Amritsar (an increase of three flights weekly).
It will also add another four flights a week to Cochin’s current daily service, with two beginning in September and another two starting on 5 November.
From 31 October, Qatar Airways will fly an extra daily flight to the Doha-Delhi daily route.
The airline’s total frequencies to India will rise to 88 from 74, and Qatar Airways provides at-least-daily services to each of its 11 destinations across the country.
India makes up over 10 percent of the airline’s international network.
“Since last year and taking into account the new upcoming frequencies, we will have stepped up capacity to India from 56 to 88 services a week, which represents a remarkable 57% increase in frequency to and from India,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
“India is a very important market for us, as we are able to offer a large selection of destinations and very convenient connection times to numerous global cities that Qatar Airways serves from Doha,” added Al Baker.
From October this year, Qatar Airways will also add Phuket (October 12), Hanoi (November 1), Nice (November 24), Bucharest (January 17), Budapest (January 17) and Brussels (January 31) to its destination portfolio.