Skytrax World Airline Award winner, Qatar Airways has announced additional daily flights to the Maldives, providing more frequency to the island destination, and with it, more flexibility for passengers when planning a getaway to the destination.
The new service to Velana International Airport is set to launch on 28th October 2018, as part of the award-winning airline’s continued expansion in Asia, following its historic move last year to be the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft to the Maldives.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of a third daily flight between Doha and the Maldives, one of our most popular holiday destinations. We believe that a luxurious travel experience isn’t just about the destination, but about the whole journey itself. The additional daily frequency between Doha and the Maldives showcases our commitment to expanding our global route network, in order to offer our passengers enhanced choice and flexibility when planning a holiday getaway. We are pleased that we can continue in our efforts to provide our passengers with even more opportunity to experience this captivating destination.”
The additional flights will increase the frequency from 14 flights per week to 21 weekly flights, from Doha to Maldives. The additional service will be operated by both the A330-300 and A320-200 aircraft.
The third daily flight to the Maldives will also provide enhanced connectivity to destinations such as London, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Zurich, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nairobi via Qatar Airways’ five-star hub, Hamad International Airport.
Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.