Monday, January 4, 2010
Qatar Airways has officially revealed on the GDS that it will be increasing capacity on its flights to Pakistan and India from August 2010 onwards in the following manner:
ATQ - frequencies increased from 4 weekly to daily nonstop flights using an A 320 five times per week + A 321 twice a week.
GOI - frequencies increased from 4 weekly A 320s to daily nonstop flights using a larger A 321.
KHI - capacity increased from daily A 321 to 2 weekly A 333s + 2 weekly A 332s + 3 weekly A 321s.
ISB - capacity adjusted from 3 weekly B 773ERs + weekly A 332 to 4 weekly A 333s.
LHE - capacity increased to 2 weekly A 332s + weekly A 346 + weekly A 333.
QR have also officially confirmed that from April 2010, it will be launching new flights to CPH-Copenhagen and BCN-Barcelona in Europe as part of its 2010 expansion plan. CPH will be initially flown 4 times per week nonstop using an A 319LR where as BCN will be flown daily using an Airbus A 330.
Very happy that KHI is finally getting consistent A 330 service by QR which should help them attract more business class traffic bound to Europe, USA and the Middle East. Unfortunately, it seems that ISB will be losing its same plane service to IAD with the B 773ERs being withdrawn.