Qatar increase takes effect

Qatar Airways' second daily flight on the Manchester to Doha route begins on Wednesday 1 June.

The addition of the second daily flight from the North of England will give passengers greater choice to travel onto a wider range of flights operated by Qatar Airways across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East and Australia via the airline's operational hub of Doha. Additional capacity recently introduced to other popular destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi and Seychelles, will also provide increased travel flexibility for travellers to and from Manchester.

With a large ethnic population from South Asia living in and around Manchester, and Qatar Airways having an extensive network of flights from Doha to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the additional flights will particularly enhance travel options to and from the region.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways' chief executive, said: "Manchester has long proved to be one of our successful routes so it was only a matter of time before we could deploy additional capacity into this market."

Qatar Airways will continue to operate a two-class wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft on the double daily Manchester flights with up to 30 seats in a 2-2-2 configuration in Business Class and up to 275 seating capacity in a 2-4-2 Economy cabin layout.

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