Qatar Airways increases its route network between Qatar and the United Kingdom by announcing its fourth destination. From 30th March 2016 the airline will operate eight flights per week between Doha and the City of Birmingham, and a total of 71 weekly flights from Doha to the United Kingdom.
Birmingham is the largest and most populous city outside of London and is situated in the West Midlands. The economy is largely dominated by the service sector and the city is an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. The announcement of this new route further strengthens Qatar Airways’ commitment to the UK regions, with Birmingham being the centre for the largest concentration of businesses outside of London, boasting 34,285 companies including over 700 international firms. The city attracts nearly 34 million people a year for both business and pleasure and is ideally situated at the centre of the UK’s rail and motorway network.
The route will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner which has a two-cabin configuration, comprising of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats. All seats include individual television screens, with Economy Class customers benefitting from a screen 10.6-inches wide, offering the latest inflight entertainment comprised of up to 2,000 options while experiencing the airline’s award-winning service. Every seat is an aisle seat in Business Class where passengers can catch up on sleep in a fully-flat bed or make productive use of their time utilising the large work surface area. Passengers can also stay connected while travelling with the option of Wi-Fi which is available throughout the aircraft.
Schedule between Doha and Birmingham from 30th March 2016:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Doha (DOH) to Birmingham (BHX) departure 01.25 arrival 06.45
Birmingham (BHX) to Doha (DOH) departure 09.15 arrival 18.05
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Doha (DOH) to Birmingham (BHX) departure 07.30 arrival 12.50
Birmingham (BHX) to Doha (DOH) departure 15.00 arrival 23.50