As of 1 July, the introduction of the new wide-body aircraft results in an increased capacity on flights to Istanbul by 166 seats per day, a nearly 50% increase.
All flights on the Doha – Istanbul routes will be operated with a modern Airbus A330, featuring a two-class configuration, including up to 24 seats in Business Class and up to 258 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system and a choice of more than 1000 audio and video on demand options.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “After 10 successful years of operations in Turkey, we are absolutely delighted to introduce a wide body aircraft on our Istanbul route, which will provide our passengers extra capacity and an optimised level of service and comfort.”
Istanbul is a popular route for leisure and business traffic and the additional flights will provide greater options for travellers in the midst of the holiday period.
“The route to Istanbul was initially introduced with 3 weekly flights and has now increased to a 10 flights-weekly flights due to strong passenger demand from the Turkish market,” said Ian Lovelock, Qatar Airways Senior Manager Eastern Europe.