On Tuesday 26 June 2007, Qatar Airways will open its first connection between Doha and the United States, via Geneva. This brand new Doha – Geneva – Newark flight will be operated four times a week by an Airbus A330, in a three-class configuration. In line with its development strategy, Qatar Airways is already planning a gradual increase in the number of its regular flights, from the next Winter season onwards, culminating in a daily ser vice by 2008/09.
The plane will leave Doha at 08:40, landing in Geneva at 14:10, and will then take off again at 15:55, scheduled to land in Newark at 18:55. The departure from New York is scheduled for 21:55, arriving in Geneva the next day at 11:50, with the plane leaving at 13:05 for the capital of Qatar, where it will land at 20:15. This timetable will allow excellent connections with the network operated by Qatar Airways from its hub, particularly to the Middle East, South Asia and the Far East.
With its characteristic professionalism, the airline has put in place a substantial commercial structure in order to ensure the speedy success of this operation. A team of a good fifteen or so staff will handle both sales and operations and an imposing office has been opened in down town Geneva (Place de la Fusterie), complemented by a ticketing counter at the Airport.
Opening up the United States is the 2007 watchword for Qatar Airways because, in addition to the flight via Geneva, there will also be a service to Washington from July onwards, but directly from Doha. In addition, the airline’s network will be expanded considerably this year, with the launch of six other new destinations (Dar es Salaam, Lagos, Chennai, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, and Stockholm).
Qatar Airways currently serves a net work of 75 cities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia and operates an ultra modern fleet of 57 aircraft, all of them from Airbus. By 2015, the number of aircraft should practically double, rising to 110, with, in particular, some new Airbus A350s, Boeing 777s and four A380s, the delivery of which from 2009 onwards will coincide with the commissioning of the brand-new airport at Doha.
The airline has a particular reputation for service quality and is one of only five carriers in the world to have received the “5 star” label of excellence awarded by the independent agency Skytrax. Doha is also the first air port in the world to have built a “Premium” terminal devoted exclusively to passengers travelling in First and Business class.
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