Going Places Together
Following the arrival of Qatar Airways’ first flight to New Zealand earlier this year, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, took the opportunity to talk about the airline’s expansion in the region and to express his prid
“We are proud to offer the people of New Zealand the best possible passenger experience when connecting to friends and family across the globe on board the world’s longest commercial flight from Auckland to Doha. The new service will give passengers from New Zealand the opportunity to travel to the more than 150 destinations on our global network, where they will arrive feeling more refreshed than ever before, thanks to the modern technology and high level of personalised customer service on board.”
Auckland Airport Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Adrian Littlewood, said: “The Qatar Airways service will contribute around NZD$198 million to the New Zealand economy each year. The new service provides an exciting new option for visitors to New Zealand and for New Zealanders travelling overseas.”
The addition of Auckland to the airline’s constantly growing network comes on the back of its recent expansion in the region, with the launch of new routes to Sydney and Adelaide in 2016. The airline will add to this again in 2017/18 when it plans to include Canberra on its list of gateways in Australasia.
Other new destination launches planned by the airline for 2017/18 including Yanbu and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia; Dublin in the Republic of Ireland; Nice in France; Skopje, the capital of Macedonia; Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand; Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina; Libreville, Gabon; Douala, Cameroon; Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Canberra, Australia; Medan, Indonesia and Las Vegas, U.S.A.
Passengers planning to travel to New Zealand are encouraged to include a stopover in Doha as part of their journey. With a new transit visa scheme offering visitors a free transit visa for up to 96 hours to or from their final destination, it is now even easier to combine a quick visit to Doha – with its historic sites, five-star shopping and resorts – with a trip to New Zealand.
“We are proud to offer the people of New Zealand the best possible passenger experience when connecting to friends and family across the globe on board the world’s longest commercial flight from Auckland to Doha."
Doha – Auckland Flight Schedule: Doha(DOH) to Auckland(AKL) Flight Number QR0920 Departs 2.50am Arrives 5.00am (plus one day) Auckland(AKL) to Doha(DOH) Flight Number QR0921 Departs 2.40pm Arrives 10.10pm
Hamad International Airport
QR Al Mourjan Business Lounge
Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport