Qatar Airways has launched its 100th destination, with a new route to Aleppo in Syria. The latest route will start four-times per week starting from 6 April 2011. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest cities in the world, Aleppo will be the airline’s second destination in Syria, after Damascus, where the carrier has been flying since 1998. “Qatar Airways is delighted to commemorate our 100th destination by announcing our latest route to a city in our home region,” explained Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker. “As one of the oldest cities in the world, Aleppo is of strategic importance, providing links between east and west via Doha for business and leisure purposes.”Aleppo will be the airline’s fifth new route in its global expansion in 2011, following Budapest (January 17), Bucharest (January 17), Brussels (January 31) and Stuttgart (March 6).