Qatar Airways to launch flights to one more Russian city


Qatar Airways

The Peninsula

Qatar Airways announced Sunday it will launch flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg, in December, doubling the Russian routes operated by the five-star carrier.

The new daily service, which starts on December 19, 2017, will operate between Doha and St Petersburg with an Airbus A320, offering 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class, Qatar Airways said in a statement.

St Petersburg is home to Russia’s incredible art collections, legendary Hermitage Museum, and internationally-recognized historic buildings. With its elegant canals and rich Imperial history to explore, St Petersburg is sure to be an unmissable destination for both visitors and business travelers alike, thanks to its dynamic and growing economy.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that St Petersburg is a very welcome addition to the Qatar Airways route map, and clearly shows the importance of the Russian market to Qatar Airways.

“There is enormous potential for extending our reach in Russia, thanks to its huge population and economic significance. It also offers a truly unique experience for visitors, especially to St Petersburg, with its incredible Imperial history as the former Russian capital,” Al Baker added.

“This new route demonstrates our determination to continue expanding with scores of exciting new destinations to attract passengers from all over the world, and welcome them on board to enjoy the unrivalled five-star customer experience from Qatar Airways,” he underlined.

Qatar Airways first started flying to Russia in 2004, and now, 13 years later, the airline offers three daily flights between Doha and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).

The multiple award-winning carrier has many more exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Cardiff, UK, to name just a few.