Extra flights to commence 4 June 2014 to the Indonesian capital
DOHA, Qatar, 2014-5-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is increasing its operations to Jakarta with the addition of four new flights a week. The increase in frequency will bring the total to 18 flights per week resulting in a significant enhancement to flight options for passengers.
The route, which is serviced by a combination of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft will now offer an additional 192 Business Class and 1,888 Economy Class seats per week, meaning an increase of 2,080 seats overall.
The additional flight timings will offer passengers even more choice and improved connections to destinations across Qatar Airways’ global network, and will particularly offer business and leisure passengers excellent connections to routes in the Middle East and Europe.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The demand for flights to Jakarta has risen tremendously over the years. As a result, the number of customers that have chosen to fly with us has also increased. In order to meet that demand, we are increasing the number of flights per week, in line with our commitment to offering our passengers our five-star service and an enhanced travel experience.”
The Jakarta route was re-launched in 2001 with direct service to the most populous city in both Indonesia and Southeast Asia. With a population of 28 million, the Indonesian capital is ranked 17th among the world’s 200 largest cities, and has grown rapidly thanks to a blossoming economy and infrastructure development.
The Doha – Jakarta schedules (all times local)
Depart Doha QR954 at 09:30 hrs, arrive Jakarta 22:05 hrs
Depart Jakarta QR955 at 00:10 hrs, arrive Doha 04:25 hrs
Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays
Depart Doha QR956 at 01:25 hrs, arrive Jakarta 14:25 hrs
Depart Jakarta QR957 at 16:55 hrs, arrive Doha 21:10 hrs
Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Depart Doha QR956 at 02:15 hrs, arrive Jakarta 15:15 hrs
Depart Jakarta QR957 at 17:45 hrs, arrive Doha 22:00 hrs
Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays
Depart Doha QR958 at 13:20 hrs, arrive Jakarta 02:10 hrs (+1 day)
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Depart Jakarta QR959 at 04:10 hrs, arrive Doha 09:00 hrs
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 134 aircraft to 139 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with new routes to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014), Tokyo Haneda, Japan (June 18, 2014), Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014) and Djibouti (July 27, 2014).
Notes to Editors:
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France, last June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has 300 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport, on May 27th. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.
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