Qatar Air­ways adds Auck­land

Travel Digest - - AIR LINES -

An­other Mid­dle East­ern air­line is to fly into and out of Auck­land, with Qatar Air­ways fly­ing daily to Do­har from Fe­bru­ary 2017 (orig­i­nally planned for De­cem­ber 2016, but de­layed due to air­craft de­liv­er­ies). The flight will be the long­est flight in the world at 17 hours and 45 min­utes on a 777 200 LR plane, said Qatar Air­ways chief ex­ec­u­tive Ak­bar Al Baker. He said the air­line has 30 new air­craft on or­der, which will add to the cur­rent fleet of 183 air­craft. Asked about open­ing a lo­cal of­fice, Mr Al Baker said: “Most cer­tainly we will be open­ing an of­fice in Auck­land.”

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