The five-star carrier, Qatar Airways’ new 2012 expansion programme is in progress after the airline rolled out scheduled daily flights to Tbilisi, Georgia via Baku, Azerbaijan on 1st February.
The Doha based carrier, Qatar Airways rolled out its new 2012 expansion programme with the launch of its scheduled flights to Tbilisi, Georgia via Baku, Azerbaijan.
While leading a high-profile delegation on the Baku and Tbilisi inaugural flight QR976, the chief executive of Qatar Airways, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said that Azerbaijan’s rising tourism sector and energy resources were main reasons that lead the airline make a decision of initiating operations there.
Al Baker further said: “We assessed Azerbaijan as a destination with great potential that would create a new air corridor providing wider choices for both leisure and business travellers”.
The inaugural Flight QR976 was greeted with an arrival ceremony at the Tbilisi International Airport.
On arrival in Tbilisi, Al Baker addressed the guests and said that Georgia was an extremely underserved region of Europe, which actuated the airline to think about opening up the route.
Al Baker added: “Tbilisi becomes Qatar Airways’ 112th destination worldwide and it gives me great pleasure to celebrate our arrival here.”
“We sincerely look forward to growing this route with additional capacity in the future and we look forward to welcoming more destinations into our ever increasing European network,” said Al Baker.
Qatar Airways is going to operate a new two-class configuration aircraft Airbus A320 on the Baku and Tbilisi routes. With 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy, this aircraft will be highly rewarding for those seeking comparatively cheap flights tickets with Qatar Airways to travel to the renowned holiday spot, Tbilisi, via Baku.
Regardless of the economy class travellers with relatively cheap flights tickets or business class passengers, Airbus A320 will offer TVs with over 900 audios and videos on demand options to all its passengers.
The five-star carrier and has won the coveted Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011. The airline caters over100 international destinations and offers frequent flights to Dubai, Melbourne, Muscat, Kuwait, Entebbe, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi and Goa to name a few.
Qatar Airways decided to cater two more cities in South Eastern Europe in order to expand its network route that currently includes Ankara, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Venice, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow and Madrid.
In fact, the airline is one of the preferred names for travelling to Middle East with flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat etc as well as to countless other short, mid and long haul destinations scattered in Europe, Africa, USA and Asia Pacific.
As per its new 2012 expansion plan, Qatar Airways will start flights to seven new destinations counting Kigali from March 21; Zagreb from May 9; Perth from July 3; with dates yet to be declared for other new routes – Mombasa, Zanzibar, Helsinki, and Gassim.