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QATAR AIRWAYS TO EXTEND FOOTPRINT IN IRAQ


 

Qatar Airways continues its network expansion with the announcement of scheduled flights to Najaf – its third route in the Republic of Iraq, effective January 23. 

The southern city of Najaf, home to the holy Imam Ali mosque, joins the capital Baghdad and northern city of Erbil, two routes launched earlier this year. The addition of Najaf takes Qatar Airways’ frequency to Iraq from eight flights to 12 services a week.

The Doha-based airline will operate four-flights-a-week non-stop to Najaf, offering travellers a greater choice of travel options to more than 100 destinations around the world served by the airline via its hub.

The Najaf route will be operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.

Situated 160 kilometres from Baghdad, Najaf receives millions of pilgrims annually who travel to visit the Imam Ali shrine, one of the most revered holy Islamic sites.

With many upcoming construction projects, Najaf has become a model for other provinces in Iraq offering an early sign of huge investment opportunities in the country.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he was delighted the airline was boosting services to Iraq, a market where the carrier this year alone had launched services to two prime cities.

“Iraq is proving to be an important market for Qatar Airways; we currently operate four-flights-a-week between Doha and the cities of Baghdad and Erbil. We are confident that Najaf will prove to be a popular destination for our passengers, especially those from the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific and those returning to visit their homeland,” he said.

“With major infrastructure developments and vast untapped tourist potential, we are very excited about our launch of flights to Najaf.” 

Added Al Baker: “Qatar Airways constantly looks at new market opportunities and the launch of flights to Najaf will enable us to quickly meet the growing demand for travel to this increasingly popular destination. The start of our services to three cities in Iraq within a short span of time emphasises the value and importance of tourism, trade and business links between Qatar and Iraq. 

“Doha is well positioned as a gateway to destinations across continents and our customers from Najaf will be well served by Qatar Airways’ extensive global network. Passengers will be able to travel seamlessly through our Doha hub to popular cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, London, Paris, New York and Washington.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations, currently operating a modern fleet of 111 aircraft to 118 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. 

Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). 

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Yangon, Myanmar (October 3); Maputo, Mozambique (October 31); Belgrade, Serbia (November 20); Warsaw, Poland (December 5), Gassim, Saudi Arabia (January 7); and Chicago, USA (10 April 2013).

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Qatar Airways Begins FlightsTo BAGHDAD

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  Issue 72

Babylon

  Issue 64

Yousif Naser: Unique Iraqi Art In An Old Town Hall

  Issue 59

The Arab Marshland in Iraq

  Issue 49

Iraq as a tourist destination

  Issue 48

Future tourism plans in Iraq

  Issue 48

The importance of tourism

  Issue 47

The historical and geographical significance of Iraq

  Issue 46

Kurdish Museum

  Issue 45

Celebration of Eid Al-Ghader in Najaf
An annual carnival of joy
  Issue 38

The Mosque and tomb of Imam Abu Hanifa
Islamic monument in the capital of Al-Rashid
  Issue 37

Uruk
The birth place of the alphabet and home to the first tourist
  Issue 36

Tourism in Iraq
A time for optimism
  Issue 36

Nuffar
the city that was created in the sky
  Issue 35

Najaf
A City Blessed By The Tombs Of The Prophets
  Issue 34

The road to Halfiah
A trip to the marshes of Amarah
  Issue 33

Shrine of Prophet Jobe
Do the Iraqis have the patience of Jobe?
  Issue 32

The most famous city of antiquity
A glance at the vestiges of Babylon
  Issue 31

Irbil
Kurdistan's Most Beautiful City
  Issue 30

With Abraham, the father of the prophets
Where holiness meets miracles
  Issue 29

The shrine of Zul Kifl
and the vanishing minaret
  Issue 28

Forty Days (Arba’in) In Kerbala
Six Million People In A Small City!
  Issue 27

Baghdad
The cradle of tourism imagination
  Issue 27

Archaeological Sites In The Desert Of Karbala

  Issue 26

Kurdistan
A neglected tourist treasure
  Issue 25

Al Ukhaider
The amazing palace and fortress
  Issue 25

The mosque of the Grandson of the Prophet in cairo
A visit to the mausoleum of Imam Al Hussein Ibn Ali
  Issue 25

Kufa
The islamic city and school
  Issue 24

Kadhimiya
City Of Domes And Gilded Minarets
  Issue 23

Ashoura in Kerbala
Annual Season Of Sadness
  Issue 22

Advert
Tigris air advert
  Issue 22

Advert
Tigris air
  Issue 21

Iraq's First minister
of tourism talks to Islamic Tourism
  Issue 20

First international
Trade Show in the north of Iraq
  Issue 20

El-Madain
Tourism in the heart of history
  Issue 20

Iraq
Continuing state of war threatens cradle of civilizations
  Issue 19

Iraqi Kurdistan
The newest frontier in cultural tourism
  Issue 19

Al-Moustansiriya
The oldest Arab-Islamic university
  Issue 19

Iraq's Marshlands
Eden Again
  Issue 18

The Qadirya Mausoleum
Shrine of a famous sufi leader
  Issue 17

Al-Moutanabbi Street
A unique cultural phenomenon
  Issue 16

Ain Al-Tamr
Mineral waters, palm groves and holy places in the ...
  Issue 15

Najaf
The city of knowledge and peace for believers
  Issue 14

Ramadan in Baghdad
The harmony of holiness and tradition
  Issue 14

British School
of Archaeology in Iraq
  Issue 13

Baratha
from monastery to mosque
  Issue 13

The Iraqi Museum
Preserving mankind's ancient heritage
  Issue 12

Outreach 2004 -
promoting Iraq's reconstruction
  Issue 10

Kerbala:
The land of Hussein the Revolutionary Martyr
  Issue 10

Iraq
First post war tour of Iraq
  Issue 9

Tourism in Iraq
Will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of wars
  Issue 8

Iraq
The Cradle of Civilization and Land of Prophethood
  Issue 7




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