Following the recent launch of services between Doha and Sydney, Qatar Airways has announced another 14 routes. Pisa flights will launch from Doha on August 2, joining Venice, Rome and Milan across Italy. Elsewhere in Europe, Sarajevo, Helsinki and Skopje will be added to the list later this year, with Nice on line in 2017. In Africa, there are six new destinations, including Morocco’s popular Marrakech, while the non-stop Boeing 777 route between Doha and Auckland, to start December 3, is touted as the world’s longest, already served by Emirates (ex-Dubai) since January, when it surpassed Qantas’s record claim for its A380 Sydney-Dallas long-haul. Qatar will also be jetting to Krabi and Chiang Mai in Thailand out of its Doha hub from December. High-flying statistics? The carrier receives a new aeroplane about every 10 days and the average age of the fleet is around four years. Qatar begins services between Doha and Adelaide on May 2; aside from newcomer Sydney, the airline already flies to Melbourne and Perth and rumours abound that Brisbane will be next on the airline’s radar as competition hots up with its regional rivals, Emirates and Etihad. More: qatarairways.com.