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Qatar Airways will start flying twice daily between its Doha hub and the Malaysian capital from March 27, by adding three extra flights per week.
The airline has also announced plans to add extra capacity on five other international routes this Spring, and has launched its 96th and 97th destinations, Bucharest and Budapest.
The Doha-based airline said growing passenger demand and additional aircraft joining the fleet had prompted the capacity hike.
To Muscat, flights will rise to 24 flights a week by adding three extra services from March 27, when the Copenhagen route will expand from six to seven flights a week.
Also from March 27, Qatar Airways will start double-daily flights to Dar Es Salaam, adding two extra flights per week.
This week, the airline started flying to Bucharest, the first new destination in 2011 for the carrier.
After touching down in the Romanian capital yesterday, flight QR 943 continued on to the second new destination of the year, Budapest in neighbouring Hungary.
Al Baker, Qatar Airways’ CEO, said the two destinations, which as yet are unserved by any other Gulf carrier, will act as key gateways for new markets for the airline.
“We have spent a great deal of time analysing new routes and business opportunities and I am more than pleased to say that for Qatar Airways entering into this region of Europe was a great decision,” he said.
Qatar Airways plans to expand further into Europe in 2011, at the end of this month the airline will start flights to Brussels, with Stuttgart to follow on March 6 and Aleppo on April 6.
Paris, currently served twice daily route will gain two more flights a week from March 27, while Geneva capacity will increase to daily following the introduction of two new weekly flights.
To Barcelona, Qatar Airways will introduce a larger aircraft, a wide body A330, while continuing a daily service.
In 2010 the airline launched 10 new destinations and brought 19 new aircraft into its fleet.