DOHA: Commencing November 16, Qatar Airways (QA) will be increasing its operations to Madrid, Spain, with the addition of three extra flights per week.
The increase in frequency will bring the total number of flights from seven to 10 per week, resulting in a significant increase in flight options for passengers.
With the addition of the new frequencies, the route, serviced by a Boeing 777 aircraft, will offer an additional 252 Business Class and 1,758 Economy Class seats per week, with an overall increase of 2,010 seats.
The additional flight timings will offer passengers more choice when connecting to any of QA’s 144 destinations throughout its global network. This includes excellent connection times for business and leisure passengers travelling to routes in the Middle East and Asia.
QA Group CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said: “In the short time that we have been flying to Madrid, we have witnessed a steady increase in the demand for flights to and from the city.
“I am happy to say that a direct result of that is the number of travellers that choose to fly with us has also increased, and this is why we are thrilled to be able to satisfy the demand of our passengers by offering three additional flights per week.
“We look forward to welcoming our current and new passengers on board, where they will have an opportunity to have an enhanced five-star travel experience with QA.”
Direct flights to Madrid, the capital and the most populous city in Spain, were launched in January 2011.
With a population of more than three million, the Spanish capital is considered one of the world’s major global cities, thanks to its influence in the areas of politics, education, environment, fashion, science and the arts.
QA has seen rapid growth in 17 years of operation and is flying a modern fleet of 134 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.