By Staff writer
Doha carrier says it will significantly increase capacity on its flights to Bengaluru from August 1
Qatar Airways on Sunday announced new expansion plans in India with a significant increase in capacity on its flights from Doha to Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, from August 1.
The Doha carrier said it will replace the Boeing 787 currently operating on the route with a Boeing 777, with a capacity of 335 seats.
Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “The strengthening of the Doha–Bengaluru route reflects increased passenger demand and reaffirms our continuous expansion strategy for the Indian market.
"There are a large numbers of expatriates from South India who are working in Doha, and with our increasing capacity we aim to offer our customers a superior travel experience and seamless connectivity into the state of Qatar.
“India is growing as an economic hub and shows enormous potential, and our growth strategy has always stressed the significance of the Indian market where we plan to seek even more capacity and increase frequency on existing routes.”
With five new destinations on the horizon for 2015 - Amsterdam, Durban, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan - Qatar Airways will increase its global portfolio to 151 destinations across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America.