Qatar Airways has added an additional daily flight to the Maldives and will now serve the Indian Ocean island three times a day.
The new service to Malé Velana International Airport is set to launch on 28 October 2018, is part of the airline’s continued expansion in Asia, following its move last year to be the first to fly the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft to the Maldives.
Qatar Airways currently operates 14 flights per week from Doha to the Maldives. The additional service will be operated by both the A330-300 and A320-200 aircraft, and will take the number of weekly flights to 21.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of a third daily flight between Doha and the Maldives, one of our most popular holiday destinations.
“We believe that a luxurious travel experience isn’t just about the destination, but about the whole journey itself. The additional daily frequency between Doha and the Maldives showcases our commitment to expanding our global route network, in order to offer our passengers enhanced choice and flexibility when planning a holiday getaway.
“We are pleased that we can continue in our efforts to provide our passengers with even more opportunity to experience this captivating destination.”
Qatar Airways operates a fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Doha’s Hamad International Airport to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year it added destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam and Mombasa, Kenya.