Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Qatar Airways has revealed on the GDS that it will be reducing capacity to New York JFK between August 1st and October 31st as it seems that it needs a spare Boeing 777-300ER to extra Umrah and Eid seasonal flights between Aug 10-Sept 30 in particular to various parts of the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. From the current daily nonstop flights using the Boeing 777-300ER, QR shall be deploying between Aug 1st-Oct 31st, two weekly B 777-200LRs along side 5 weekly Boeing 777-300ERs.
In addition, QR has officially confirmed that it has been granted permission by the Iraqi Govt to launch flights to Erbil, Najaf and Baghdad. Plans call for A 320s and A 321s being used on DOH-Iraq flights from the on set of the IATA Winter 2010 season.