Air India begins direct flights between Doha and India before the start of the Qatar World Cup 2022 | Aviation News

Air India has announced the addition of 20 new weekly flights to Qatar from major Indian cities. The increased capacity will meet the expected rise in demand surrounding the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, scheduled for November and December 2022. During this time, the flights, which will start on October 30, will connect Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai with Qatar’s capital, Doha. There will be thirteen flights per week from Mumbai, four from Hyderabad, and three from Chennai. These flights will complement existing daily flights from Delhi to Doha.

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The additional connection with Qatar comes on the heels of Air India increasing 14 new flights to its domestic network last month. These 14 additional flights included two new flights each on the Delhi – Mumbai, Delhi – Bengaluru, and Mumbai – Chennai routes, as well as one new frequency on the Mumbai – Bengaluru route. Network strengthening is enabled as more aircraft return to service.

Commenting on the launch of new flights to Qatar, Nippon Agarwal, Chief Commercial Officer, Air India said- “By bringing footballing extravaganza to this part of the world, Air India aims to provide a strong connection between India and Qatar. Football fans across the world India is excited to be on the pitch in Qatar where the best football talents in the world will compete with each other.”

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“Our flight schedule has been planned to make the entire travel experience comfortable and smooth. Over the past few months, we have worked closely with our partners to bring the aircraft back into service, resulting in these additional flights. Air India hopes to continue to provide a world-class flying experience for high profile sporting events. In the future too.”

With input from IANS