Jul 4, 2017: Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, confirmed the launch of two new destinations by the end of August 2017. Joining Qatar Airways’ worldwide network, which spans six continents, are: Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, which will launch on 8 August; and Prague, Czech Republic, which will launch on 21 August.
The airline has confirmed the start of its new service between Doha and Sohar with three-weekly flights beginning 8 August, while the service between Doha and Prague will operate daily from 21 August. Both destinations will be operated by Qatar Airways’ Airbus A320 aircraft.
Qatar Airways lately introduced a direct daily service to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with service to Nice, France, beginning 4 July, and flights to Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, on 17 July.
Qatar Airways group chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said, “Having recently been named Airline of the Year at the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, it is now our turn as an airline to give back to all of our passengers and supporters around the world. Qatar Airways’ announcement today comes at a time when we are accelerating our global expansion plans by expediting the launch of these two new destinations. Qatar Airways is committed to connecting more people to more places, through our five-star hub, Hamad International Airport, while supporting our global message of ‘Going Places Together’.”
Other new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018 include Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand.; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, U.S.; and Santiago, Chile. A total of 25 new destination launches will take place throughout 2017-2018.
The new Prague and Sohar routes will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.