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

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“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

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