Qatar Airways yesterday spelled out its continued commitment to India, helping strengthen commercial and economic ties thanks to the launch of its latest flights to the country - daily services to the southern Indian IT city of Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Since the launch in February of daily non-stop flights between the airline’s operational hub of Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, and Bengaluru, Qatar Airways reports the new service proving to be one of its most successful start-up routes.
Qatar Airways currently operates 74 flights a week spread across 11 Indian cities - in addition to Bengaluru, daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Ahmedabad and Goa, with four services-a-week to Amritsar.
Speaking at a press conference in Bengaluru yesterday, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the newest addition to the airline’s Indian network further strengthened its presence in one of the world’s most vibrant markets.
“I am delighted that Bengaluru has finally joined our international network. The route has performed exceptionally well and further demonstrates our commitment to give the travelling public greater choice,” he said.
“This new strategic air link fosters a stronger partnership between India and Qatar, and further provides excellent connectivity through our flights to the rest of the world via Doha”