Qatar Airways will add extra flights to Moscow later this year, using its brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Commencing on 1 September 2014, the airline will add two weekly flights to its Doha-Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 14 flights per week, or two per day. And to add even more capacity on the route, Qatar Airways will replace its current mix of single-aisle Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft with a combination of A320s and twin-aisle B787s.
The increase in both frequency and aircraft capacity will add 188 more business class seats and 1,328 extra economy class seats to the route every week.
“We established our Moscow route just over 10 years ago, and since then we have watched it grow steadily,” said Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker. “I’m very pleased that we are able to meet our customers demand by increasing not only the frequency of flights per week, but also introducing one of the most state-of-the-art aircraft in the world to the route.”
Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner features 254 seats in two cabins – 22 in business class and 232 in economy.
The upgraded Moscow flights will leave Doha every day at 0725 and 1445, with the return flights departing the Russian capital at 1245 and 1955.