A330 to be introduced to cater for expanding passenger demand
DOHA, Qatar, 2014-04-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways will be upgrading services on its Vienna route with the introduction of an A330 aircraft. The upgrade from an A320 to the A330 aircraft will commence on September 1, 2014.
The switch from the A320 to an A330 will increase the total number of weekly seats servicing the route to 336 Business Class seats and 3,304 Economy Class seats, resulting in an increase of 168 and 1,624 seats respectively.
Qatar Airways Country Manager Germany & Austria, Mr. Günter Saurwein said: “We recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of our first flight to Vienna; a milestone which is a testament to our commitment to not only the city, but to our customers as well. We are extremely pleased that we are now able to offer an increase in capacity by introducing the A330 to the route in order to help meet the growing needs of our passengers. It has been a pleasure to work with Vienna Airport in developing this route over the last decade and we look forward to many more successful years working together.”
Vienna Airport Board Member, Mr. Julian Jäger added: “Our cooperation with Qatar Airways has worked well for many years, and we see the sound development of traffic on this route as a very positive factor. We therefore welcome the changeover to a larger aircraft and the resulting expansion of capacity on these flights. This will further enhance the role of Vienna Airport as a gateway to the Middle East.”
Qatar Airways’ global network offers both business and leisure passengers convenient connections to a number of destinations throughout its network of more than 135 destinations.
The airline has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, to the point where it now flies a modern fleet of 131 aircraft to 137 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Larnaca, Cyprus (April 29), Hofuf, KSA (May 15, 2014), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014), Haneda, Japan (June 18, 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014).
Doha – Vienna Schedules (all times local)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Depart Doha QR183 at 08:35 hrs, arrive Vienna 13:25 hrs
Depart Vienna QR184 at 16:15hrs, arrive Doha 22:35 hrs
Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
Depart Doha QR181 at 01:50 hrs, arrive Vienna 06:40 hrs
Depart Vienna QR182 at 11:45 hrs, arrive Doha 18:05 hrs
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 from early 2014. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.