Qatar Airways has continued its expansion plans with the launch of direct flights to its third destination in Turkey.
The airline’s inaugural flight to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport touched down on Thursday evening to mark the five-star airline’s 140th destination from Doha.
The historic flight signaled the start of a four-times-weekly service to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, extending the airline’s reach in Turkey’s largest city.
The route, which will be operated by an Airbus A320, with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy, will be Qatar Airways’ third route to Turkey, in addition to dedicated flights to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Ankara.
With the addition of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, the number of flights to Turkey rises from 14 to 18 frequencies each week.
Flight schedules between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Doha, are as follows:
Mondays and Saturdays:
Depart Doha QR243 at 1355 hrs, arrive Sabiha Airport at 1810 hrs
Depart Sabiha Airport QR244 at 1905 hrs, arrive Doha at 2300 hrs
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Depart Doha QR243 at 1320 hrs, arrive Sabiha Airport at 1735 hrs
Depart Sabiha Airport QR244 at 1835 hrs, arrive Doha at 2230 hrs