Qatar Airways to Launch World’s Longest Flight
Qatar Airways has announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations at a press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin.
Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, and will include the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand.
Daily service to Auckland which is Qatar Airways’ first route to New Zealand, will begin on 3 Decemberusing the Boeing 777 aircraft.
The Italian city of Pisa, starting on 2 August with daily non-stop A320-family service from Doha, will be the fourth Italian destination for Qatar Airways, joining Venice, Rome and Milan.
Service to Sarajevo (Bosnia) will start on 7 September and Helsinki (Finland) will start on 10 October. Service to Skopje (Macedonia) will start in November while service to Nice (France) will return by summer 2017.
Marrakech (Morocco) will begin in July while service to Windhoek (Namibia) will begin on 28 September. Daily scheduled service to the Seychelles will resume on 12 December.
In January, Qatar Airways will offer three flights per week from Doha to Douala (Cameroon) and Libreville and to Lusaka (Zambia) by summer 2017.