On the opening day of the Kuwait Aviation Show, national carrier Qatar Airways unveiled the launching of eight new destinations around the world including two new ASEAN destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, took the opportunity to highlight some of the airline’s expansion plans in 2020: “The Kuwait Aviation Show is the perfect platform for us to kick start the New Year and unveil some of our exciting plans for 2020. Eight additional destinations will join the airline’s network in 2020: Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan; Cebu, Philippines; Accra, Ghana; Trabzon, Turkey; Luanda, Angola; Lyon, France and Siem Reap, Cambodia,” he explained.
“Eight new destinations will be joining our network this year in addition to the recently announced gateways of Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Osaka, Japan. With these new routes, our operations will expand to 177 destinations around the world, reinforcing our position as one of the world’s most connected airlines. This ensures that we can continue to provide our passengers with more options and flexibility when planning their business and leisure travel.”
Within ASEAN, Qatar Airways will serve three times a week Cebu, starting 8 April 2020; to Siem Reap, the carrier will offer five weekly services starting 16 November 2020. Last year, the qatari carrier added Davao and Langkawi in Southeast Asia to its route.
Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been received the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title five times, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry.