Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch direct daily flights to Cardiff commencing 1 May 2018.
Cardiff is a strategically important destination for the company as it opens up a new portion of the United Kingdom to the airline.
The route was first announced earlier this year and is a ‘transformative’ one for Cardiff Airport, as it will open up the Gulf region for passengers from South Wales and Southwest England for the first time.
Travellers to and from Australia and Southeast Asia are also set to benefit from the daily long-haul flights via Doha.
The new service between Doha and Cardiff will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in Business Class, offering passengers direct aisle access with its 1-2-1 configuration, and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Cardiff is one of 26 new routes announced by Qatar Airways planned for the remainder of this year and 2018
The flight schedules are as follows:
Doha (DOH) to Cardiff (CWL) QR 321 departs 07:25 arrives 12:50 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat)
Cardiff (CWL) to Doha (DOH) QR 322 departs 15:55 arrives 00:50 (+1) (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat)
Doha (DOH) to Cardiff (CWL) QR 323 departs 01:15 arrives 06:40 (Tue, Thu, Sun)
Cardiff (CWL) to Doha (DOH) QR 324 departs 08:10 arrives 17:05 (Tue, Thu, Sun)