Poland’s capital Warsaw will receive daily flights by Qatar Airways starting February 2013 connecting East African destinations Entebbe, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam.
Launched only on December 05th as the airline’s 12th new route of 2012 and 32nd European destination, the uptake of seats has been far better than expected and given QR’s expressed goal to become a truly global operator with daily or multiple daily connections to key destinations around the globe it was only logical that three more flights per week were added to make it a daily destination.
Akbar Al Baker, the airline’s CEO, was quoted as having underscored Qatar Airway’s ambition to truly enter the global big league when he said: ‘I have been pleasantly surprised how well the route has performed since adding the latest European gateway to our ever-expanding global network last month. When we enter new markets, we do so carefully with limited capacity and then develop routes with more capacity once we see evidence that additional flights are warranted. Today’s development is welcome news for the people of Poland with more choice of flights and a great international network to choose from, specifically to Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Serving popular routes with multi-frequency flights is one of our key strategies. We were confident that the Doha – Warsaw service would become a highly popular route, but didn’t expect this to happen so soon’.
Qatar Airways connects Entebbe, and Kigali in conjunction with Entebbe, daily with Doha using a state of the art Airbus A320 with 132 Economy Class and 12 Business Class seats and also flies to Kenya and Tanzania in the Eastern African region.