Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion to India by reinstating a route to Nagpur after a gap of more than six years.
The Gulf-based carrier will resume flying from Doha to Nagpur in central India from December 1, when it will offer a daily service on the route.
The move will see Qatar Airways, which previously operated to Nagpur between 2007 and 2009, increase its total weekly schedule to India from 95 to 102 flights across 13 Indian cities.
The airline is also to increase capacity on its Doha-Kolkata route by using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, instead of the current Airbus A320, on the daily route from December 1.
Qatar Airways’ group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Reinstating the Doha-Nagpur route is part of Qatar Airways’ strategy to service increasing demand by providing the best possible flying experience to our customers in India.
“We will continue to look for more destinations and additional flights to expand our reach in the Indian subcontinent.”
Flights to Nagpur will use two-cabin Airbus 320 aircraft including 12 business class seats.