Qatar Airways has today inaugurated the airline’s fourth United Kingdom (U.K.) gateway, with direct flights from Doha, Qatar.
The inaugural flight from Doha to Birmingham touched down at sunrise on 30 March and was greeted by a traditional water salute, witnessed by a crowd of gathering media. The addition of Birmingham marks the fourth U.K. gateway for Qatar Airways after London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh, with the eight weekly services operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The British Ambassador to Qatar, H.E. Mr Ajay Sharma said “The launch of this new route will open up further opportunities for both Qatar and the UK. Just like Doha, Birmingham and the surrounding area is host to a number of investment projects and tourist destinations that will appeal to investors and visitors. I am certain that this new route will successfully enhance the partnership between our two countries.”
Qatar Airways now operates 73 flights per week to the U.K., with 42 flights per week to London Heathrow, 16 to Manchester, seven to Edinburgh and eight to Birmingham, from its state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport.