KARACHI: Qatar Airways has increased its weekly flights to 56 from five Pakistani cities, four months after raising the number to 49.
The airline has announced to operate two daily flights from Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi and one daily flight from Peshawar and Sialkot.
Furthermore, 14 flights will be operated weekly from Lahore to Doha, the airline will provide access to passengers in 140 countries from Lahore via Doha.
Qatar Airways has also released the schedule for Pakistan till May 31, 2022.
Chief Executive Qatar Airways Group Akbar Al Baker said, “We are excited to increase our services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, offering our passengers travelling to and from Pakistan connectivity to the largest networks in Europe, UK and the US via the Best Airport in the Middle East.”
He said, “We remain committed to serving our customers in Pakistan and have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we can operate as many flights as possible, in line with the directions of the Pakistan government. From operating special charter services to a number of commercial flights, we are delighted to now offer a strong schedule of services.”
Earlier in August, Qatar Airways announced that it was pleased to increase its services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. The airline operated 49 weekly flights to four gateways in Pakistan with its Boeing 787 and A350 aircraft.
Flights to Islamabad were increased from 11 to 14 weekly flights, to Karachi from 10 to 14 weekly flights, to Lahore from 11 to 14 weekly flights, and to Peshawar from five to seven weekly flights. The airline has effectively increased its flights to Pakistan by 32 percent so that they were in line with operation levels before the Covid-19 crisis started.
With a growing network, Qatar Airways now offers over 500 weekly flights to over 80 destinations worldwide from its home and hub, Hamad International Airport. It is operating regular flights to key gateways in Canada, Europe, South East Asia and the US.