QATAR AIRWAYS CONFIRMS SERVICE FROM IRELAND

Qatar Airways has announced that it will offer daily non-stop flights between Dublin and Doha commencing 12 June 2017. Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the new service will allow passengers from Ireland to travel not only to Qatar but also onwards to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations around the world.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways has seen unprecedented growth in recent times and continues to launch new destinations on our global route map, enhancing connectivity for our passengers from around the world. The launch of flights to Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is an exciting addition to our network and I am confident that business and leisure passengers will benefit from our Boeing 787 Dreamliner service and smooth onward connections through our home and hub, Hamad International Airport.”

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said he was delighted that Qatar Airways will be launching its Dublin to Doha service in 2017. “We look forward to welcoming the new daily Doha service from June and to working closely with Qatar Airways to promote the route. This service will bring extra choice and convenience for passengers and will also add Dublin and Ireland to Qatar’s growing global network.”

Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787s provide a superior experience with spacious cabins and custom-made seats in both Business and Economy Class. The aircraft features 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 layout with 22 seats, while Economy has 232 seats in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats feature individual television screens and on board WIFI, with Business Class seats reclining into a fully flat bed.

Passengers flying from Dublin will enjoy a quick and convenient transfer at Hamad International Airport as they travel onwards to the more than 150 destinations on Qatar Airways' global network. Offering more than 100 retail and dining options and unique services such as a swimming pool, hotel and spa, designed exclusively for those in transit, the airport is sure to further enhance the passengers’ overall travel experience.

Qatar Airways has opened 13 new destinations in 2016 year-to-date. The new cities added this year are Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles in the United States; Birmingham, U.K.; Helsinki, Finland; Pisa, the fourth destination in Italy; Yerevan, Armenia; Marrakech, the second destination in Morocco; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; Windhoek, Namibia; Sydney and Adelaide in Australia; and Krabi in Thailand. The airline will also return to the Seychelles with a direct service from Doha on 12 December.

Qatar Airways has received a number of accolades this year, including Skytrax’s Best Staff Service in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class 2016 and Best Business Class Airline Lounge as well as Best Business Class from Business Traveller Awards.