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Tue 14 Jun 2005 04:00 AM

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Qatar begins operations to Mashad

With the success of its operations to Tehran, the Qatari flag carrier introduces flights to the city of Mashad.

Qatar Airways has launched its services to Iran’s second largest city, Mashad, with a twice-weekly service from its hub in Doha.

The route, which will be operated with an Airbus A230 in a two class configuration, began operations with an inaugural flight led by Ali Al Rais, Qatar’s senior manager, commercial operations Arabian Peninsula, Iran, South Asia & Myanmar.

Mashad becomes Qatar Airways’ second Iranian point served from Doha, following the successful launch of flights to the capital Tehran a year ago.

To celebrate the route launch, Qatar Airways is offering members of its Privilege Club frequent flyer programme double Qmiles for the first full month of the new Mashad flights.

”Tehran has proved to be a very important and busy route for Qatar Airways, which is why we increased capacity last year,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways.

“We are now delighted to add Mashad as our second point in Iran and serve the growing needs of our passengers, many of whom will be travelling from neighbouring Middle East markets to Iran,” he added.

“Our new routes will be ideal for pilgrims, holidaymakers and business travellers from the region and, indeed around the world, who can feed into our flights in and out of Doha,” concluded Al Baker.

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