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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject: Qatar Airways to fly to Chennai, Ahmedabad Reply with quote

<i><b>Qatar Airways to fly to Chennai, Ahmedabad</b>

<b>Premium UAE carrier </b>Qatar Airways announced on Thursday the expansion of its services to India by adding Chennai and Ahmedabad from March-April next year to five Indian cities from where it operates and raising frequencies on some existing routes by almost 60 per cent.
"From our existing 30 frequencies each week, we are now operating 42 frequencies till January 31. This will go up to 49 from next summer", airline CEO Akbar al Baker told reporters here.
He also announced plans to introduce a passenger service to Nagpur from the middle of 2007 and a twice-weekly freighter service around the same time.</i>

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/Transportation/Airlines__Aviation/Qatar_Airways_to_fly_to_Chennai_Ahmedabad/articleshow/885650.cms

Note the use of the words "Premium UAE carrier Qatar Airways"; another example of great aviation journalism.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NEW DELHI: Premium UAE carrier Qatar Airways announced on Thursday the expansion of its services to India by adding Chennai and Ahmedabad from March-April

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When will these people learn that Qatar and UAE are two different countries? i can understand a mistake for Etihad Airways being made as a Dubai based carrier or Gulf Air being called as Saudi airline... this is too much Twisted Evil
Speaking of QR can anybody give me a word of advice so that i can forward it to my cousins flying Doha-LHR on QR?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool - great news! I'm kind of sad that they're not coming to BLR as yet, but I guess we have to wait till Apr 2008 for any further expansion at BLR. Plus they're not yet a part of *A, so I'm not missing them so much Wink

All the more reason for the govt to open up the Gulf market to our own private players.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Qatar Airways to fly to Chennai, Ahmedabad Reply with quote

Aiel wrote:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/Transportation/Airlines__Aviation/Qatar_Airways_to_fly_to_Chennai_Ahmedabad/articleshow/885650.cms


Note that like Kuwait it will be flying Narrow body (321).

Do they have any US connection from doha?

The funniest thing at AMD is that as soon as you drive in ... there is a huugggeeee banner of Ethiad, but no sign of it coming anywhere near AMD.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can any body please tell me which aircraft does QR fly into india?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can any body please tell me which aircraft does QR fly into india?

Doha - Del - 330
Doha - Bom - 320/321

So other dest. U get the idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:51 pm    Post subject: QR airways to Chennai and Ahmedabad Reply with quote

Great to see the five star airline expand its wings to other parts of India and BLR can wait for a little longer before it arrives here.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

QR is definitely becoming a pretty good airline.

But everytime I read something like this I feel that our own private carriers are being robbed of opportunities. When will our govt learn?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they have any US connection from doha?


They will start flying to the US some time this year, with New York their first destination.

They have lots of flights to Europe, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the_380 wrote:
Can any body please tell me which aircraft does QR fly into india?


From what I read in the media today, they plan to launch these services with 320 series? They fly a 320 to HYD daily.

Edited to correct the a/c type


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its A321 for both destinations -- Doha-Chennai/Doha-Ahmedabad.
Seat entitlements have gone up from 5,300 to 10,800.
Nagpur is next to become online by June 2007.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys just joined today


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Can any body please tell me which aircraft does QR fly into india?



mumbai A321 and during the open skies policy an additonal A320
on the evening flight the QR operates 2 x daily currently

Delhi A330-200

Trivandrum A321

Hyderabad A320/A321

Cochin A319/A320
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they have any US connection from doha?



well qr is planning to launch filghts to New york this summer ... not confirmed whether JFK or EWR but i suppose mostly EWR
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Hi guys just joined today


Namaste.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="aarbee"]
the_380 wrote:

Doha - Del - 330So other dest. U get the idea.


A332 for DEL to be precise. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

avbuff wrote:
Hi guys just joined today


Welcome Avbuff - we definitely need more aviation buffs to keep the discussion flowing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Note the use of the words "Premium UAE carrier Qatar Airways"; another example of great aviation journalism.



ya rather great ignorant journalist needing to do his homework



qatar and UAE are different countries

qatar airways belong to qatar based in doha

UAE has Emirates -- Dubai based
Etihad - -- Abu Dhabi based
Air Arabia -- Sharjah based LCC
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

QR is starting New York with a A346. Not sure of its EWR or JFK.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a link that gives a few more details regarding Qatar Airways operations to India

With immediate effect Qatar Airways would increase capacity on two of its prime routes Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram. The Indian government has granted permission to the airline to upgrade its aircraft on these routes to the state-of-the-art Airbus A330.Also, Qatar Airways will be increasing frequencies to Kochi and Hyderabad, with daily non-stop flights to and from Doha. Currently, it flies five times to Kochi and four times to Hyderabad every week.The Airbus A321 will continue to be used in these two sectors.
There would be seven flights a week to Chennai and Ahmedabad. The launch date will be announced later.Chennai and Ahmedabad will be joined by New York, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Lagos, Dar Es Salaam and two points in eastern and northern Europe during the year.



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