The Kuwait Aviation Show which opened doors yesterday saw the Qatar Airways wooing crowds showcasing the latest aircraft in its fleet, apart from announcing new destination plans for 2020.
The Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker mentioned that the Kuwait Aviation Show is the perfect platform to kick-start the new year and open up some exciting plans for 2020.
He further said “Eight new destinations will be joining our network this year, in addition to the recently announced gateways of Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Osaka, Japan. With these new routes, our operations will expand to 177 destinations around the world, reinforcing our position as one of the world’s most connected airlines. This ensures we can continue to provide our passengers more options and flexibility when planning their business and leisure travel.”
He emphasized that eight new destinations will be joining the Qatar Airways network this year, apart from the recently announced gateways of Santorini and Greece.
Here are the new destinations planned:
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Two weekly flights (starting 30 March 2020)
Almaty, Kazakhstan – Two weekly flights starting 1 April 2020, increasing to four weekly flights from 25 May 2020
Cebu, Philippines – Three weekly flights (starting 8 April 2020)
Accra, Ghana – Daily flights (starting 15 April 2020)
Trabzon, Turkey – Three weekly flights (starting 20 May 2020)
Lyon, France – Five weekly flights (starting 23 June 2020)
Luanda, Angola – Four weekly flights (starting 14 October 2020)
Siem Reap, Cambodia – Five weekly flights (starting 16 November 2020)
Several dignitaries were hosted at the carrier’s chalet, including HE Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Deputy Amiri Diwan Minister in Kuwait, and Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Director General, General Directorate of Civil Aviation, Kuwait.
Qatar Airways is a multiple award-winning airline, and is named as ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It is also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience ‘Qsuite’, Qatar Airways is the only airline to bag the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title five times, which is considered as the pinnacle of excellence in the aviation industry.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline added several exciting new destinations to its growing network last year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; Langkawi, Malaysia; and Gaborone, Botswana.
The Kuwait Aviation Show 2020 was unveiled on 15th January 2020 and is expected to conclude on 19th January 2020. The inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show in 2018 was a grand success. The second edition of the show from 15th to 19th January 2020 in Kuwait, is being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait.