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Qatar Airways says to expand flights to Eastern Europe

New flights to be added to Croatia, Hungary and Azerbaijan; aircraft upgrades on Moscow, Warsaw routes

Qatar Airways says to expand flights to Eastern Europe

Qatar Airways has announced a major expansion programme across Eastern Europe, with additional flights to Croatia, Hungary and Azerbaijan.

Flights to Zagreb and Budapest are increasing to a 10-weekly service from a current daily service from April 3 and July 3 respectively, while flights to Baku are increasing to an 11-weekly service, also from a current daily scheduled flight, from March 27, the Doha carrier said in a statement.

Qatar Airways also said it is also launching new direct flights from Doha to Belgrade from March 16, a destination currently served by the airline via Sofia on a four-weekly schedule.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is expanding rapidly, not only in terms of new places and our network offering, but also with the service we offer.”

In response to increasing demand, one of the airline’s double-daily services to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport is currently served with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which offers 122 more seats per departure than the A320 aircraft previously used for this flight.

Meanwhile, flights to Warsaw will be upgraded to the Airbus A330 aircraft from July 1, increasing seat capacity on the daily scheduled service from Doha. The Airbus A320 currently serves Warsaw and the second daily frequency service to Moscow.

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