Qatar Airways will start a new route to Osaka from 6 April 2020, the airline’s third connection into Japan from Doha.
The service will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and initially begin with a five times weekly service, increasing the route to daily from 23 June 2020.
Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “Osaka is a very important destination, and our service to the cosmopolitan city will enable us to provide a seamless journey for our passengers connecting from our extensive network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana to its extensive route network in October 2019 and Luanda, Angola in March 2020.