Qatar Airways has landed in Gatwick. On Tuesday the inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick was welcomed with a celebratory water arch. The new twice daily service will be operated by a Boeing 787 and increases to 16 flights per week service over the Summer season.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said about the new route:
“Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in both London and throughout the U.K. Earlier this month, we launched direct flights to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, clearly demonstrating our continued commitment to this market. We are very proud of our strong and extensive trade ties with the U.K. and look forward to offering our loyal passengers the chance to explore the newest and most exciting destinations within our global network.”
Early Bird promotion
Qatar Airways has also launched an Early Bird promotion for travel later this year.
Book by 29th May for travel between 15th August 2018 and 31st March 2019 to get fares from £391 (Delhi) in Economy.
The travel period for flights departing London is slightly more restricted, running from 1st September 2018 until 31st March 2019.
There’s a blackout period between 13th December 2018 and 13st January 2019 inclusive.
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