QATAR AIRWAYS has launched daily non-stop scheduled services between Gatwick and Doha, capital of the State of Qatar. The new route marks an expansion of the airline”s operations in the UK where it already serves Doha from Heathrow twice daily and Manchester four times a week. The Gatwick operation is flown by an Airbus A330-200 in a two class configuration of business and economy, featuring the latest in-flight entertainment system and Video on Demand. Gatwick is one of six new winter routes being launched from Doha over the next six weeks, increasing Qatar Airways' global reach from 53 to 59 destinations. Flights between Doha and Beijing were launched last week, Seychelles comes on line on 1 December, Yangon joins the network on 8 January and both Johannesburg and Cape Town will feature on Qatar Airways” global map from 16 January.