Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down today at London Gatwick Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute.
The new double daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, makes London Gatwick the airline’s sixth gateway into the United Kingdom and second gateway to London.
The new route will provide even more flexibility and convenience to passengers travelling to London, and will offer enhanced connectivity from the UK to the airline's global destinations.
Over the summer period, flights to London Gatwick will further increase to 16 services per week on the popular route.
This summer Qatar Airways will operate 95 flights to the U.K. per week, including six daily departures to London Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London Gatwick and Manchester, and daily flights to Cardiff and Edinburgh, as well as seven flights per week to Birmingham.
The Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner features 22 seats in Business Class, and 232 in Economy Class.
In addition, lower altitude-equivalent pressure, improved air-quality and optimal humidity coupled with large, electronically dimmable windows create dramatic vistas and provide passengers with extra natural light.
Full-spectrum LED lighting also helps them adjust to changing time zones, allowing them to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed.
Qatar Airways flies to more than 150 business and leisure destinations using a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.