Qatar Airways doubles flights to Singapore
Qatar Airways is to introduce a second daily service on its popular Singapore route. The Doha-based airline currently operates daily flights from Doha to Singapore using its flagship Boeing 777 aircraft with the services continuing on to the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Additional non-stop services between Doha and Singapore will be phased in from May when the airline adds three weekly flights to its schedule. Another four weekly flights will be introduced before 3 November, taking frequency up to double daily. Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said the addition of a second daily flight to Singapore was a key component of the airline’s growth strategy for the Far East. “Singapore has been one of our best-performing routes in the entire region for a long time, with load factors consistently in the high 90s,” said Al Baker. “The addition of a second daily service will allow Qatar Airways to grow the passenger market for inbound and outbound travel to Singapore.” Qatar Airways’ second daily Singapore service will be operated using Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft.