Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Qatar Airways Summer 2011 changes
Qatar Airways has revealed in the GDS system major capacity changes for its worldwide route network for the IATA Summer 2011 season.
The main highlights are as follows:
BEY - In W10, QR operates 20 weekly nonstop flights to BEY using an A 320 15 times per week + A 321 five times per week i.e. 6090 round trip weekly seats. In comparison, for S11, QR will be increasing frequencies to triple daily nonstop flights using an A 321 eleven times per week + an A 320 ten times per week i.e. 6774 round trip weekly seats aka 664 extra r/t seats...11% capacity increase!
MNL - capacity reduced from daily B 77W + daily A 333 to daily A 332 + daily B 77W i.e. reduction of 644 weekly r/t seats.
DAM - capacity increased to daily A 320 + daily A 321 in S11 versus 3 weekly A 321s + 11 weekly A 320s in W10 i.e. increase of 264 r/t weekly seats!
IKA - capacity increased from 13 weekly A 320s + weekly A 321s to 6 weekly A 321s + 8 weekly A 320s i.e. increase of 440 r/t weekly seats.
BOM - capacity increased to daily B 77W from a mixture of daily flights using A 332s / A 346s and B 77Ls i.e. increase of 860 r/t weekly seats!
DAC - capacity reduced from 5 weekly A 333s + 6 weekly A 332s to 11 weekly A 332s i.e. 460 less r/t weekly seats!
ATH - 9 weekly A 321s + 5 weekly A 320s in S11 versus 8 weekly A 321s + 6 weekly A 320s in W10.
LHR - capacity reduced with A 346s gradually leaving the fleet (as they are being dry leased to Aerolineas Argentina) so for S11 it is daily B 77W + 12 weekly A 333s + 6 weekly A 346s versus 10 weekly A 346s + daily B 77Ws + 4 weekly A 333s + 3 weekly A 332s.
HKT via KUL - frequencies reduced from daily A 332s to 6 weekly A 332s.
CEB - capacity reduced from 3 weekly A 333s to 3 weekly A 332s.
ISB - capacity increased from 2 weekly A 333s + 2 weekly A 332s to 3 weekly B 77Ws + weekly A 332 i.e. increase of 272 r/t weekly seats.
LHE - capacity reduced from 3 weekly A 333s + 1 weekly A 332 to 4 weekly A 332s.
COK - capacity increased from 9 weekly A 321s + 2 weekly A 320s in W10 to 11 weekly A 321s.
MAA - capacity reduced to 5 weekly A 321s + 2 weekly A 332s.