South East Asia sees expansion of Qatar ways

Qatar-AirwaysQatar Airways is expanding its operations in a big way in South East Asia which shall include upgrading of its aircraft equipments and increasing the frequencies.

Earlier Qatar Airways had announced adding of five new routes during the first half of 2010.

Recently it increased its daily services from Kuala Lumpur to Doha by four in a week thus raising the frequencies to 11 a week where as its services to Bali has been made daily via Singapore, which earlier was four timees a week, via Kula Lumpur.

The airline has stopped its flights from Jakarta to Doha via Singapore and it is now operating non stop services between the capital cities of Qatar and Indonesia. The aircrafts have been upgraded to Boeing 777 for its flights from Singapore, Bali and selected services from Kuala Lumpur.

At the Singapore Air Show, Akbar Al BakerQatar, Airways Chief Executive, said, "Qatar Airways strategy is to expand its international network to key global destinations, served through our operational hub in Doha, while enhancing our existing services with more frequency and more capacity."

Marwan Koleilat, Senior Vice President East Asia & South West Pacific of the Qatar Airways, said, "Asia remained a key growth market. We are excited to be able to start 2010 in South East Asia with such a positive message for the travelling public."

The expansion of Qatar Airways during 2010 in the Far East shall include daily services to Tokyo, increase in its operations to Korea, nonstop flights between Seoul and Doha and up gradations of its equipment.

Sometimes during February and June, Qatar Airways plans to launch Bengaluru, Ankara, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Sydney likely, raising its destinations to 90 in its network.

Qatar Airways is operating 14 Boeing 777 aircrafts and another 18 Boeings have been ordered. The first aircraft was inducted in its fleet in November 2007.