Qatar Airways Spreads It Wings With More Flights To Asia

Airline’s ambitious expansion plans continue with increased services to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi

Hanoi will now be served by a direct daily flight from Doha


Qatar Airways’ rapid expansion plans are continuing apace after it unveiled even more flights to top destinations in Asia.


Today the award-winning airline added extra services to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as to the popular Thai holiday destination of Krabi.


Vietnam gets a boost to meet increased demand from business and leisure travellers. Passengers will benefit from a new direct daily service to Hanoi, in addition to the existing daily flights from Doha via Bangkok, doubling capacity to the city. Ho Chi Minh City’s daily service will also increase by three flights a week to 10, with the frequency increases starting from 1 January, 2018. Meanwhile, holiday-makers will find even more flights to the beautiful Thai beaches of Krabi, from 1 December, 2017, thanks to a daily service.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The Asian market is very important for us, so we are very pleased to be able to increase our flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Krabi.


“Thousands of passengers every day already experience the seamless connection between flights through our state-of-the-art Doha Hub at Hamad International Airport, and now we have made it even easier for them to reach these increasingly popular Asian destinations and experience our award-winning five-star service. We will continue to explore opportunities to expand our global network of flights and add value by increasing services across our network in respond to customer demand.”


The additional Asian flights follow the recently announced expansion of Qatar Airways' existing service to Colombo in Sri Lanka and a new service to the Australian capital, Canberra. The frequency increases have come despite the recent GCC blockade, with Qatar Airways continuing its ambitious expansion plans and growth strategy to welcome more passengers on board to enjoy its award-winning customer service.


New Flight Schedules:


Doha – Ho Chi Minh City

Three times per week

Doha (DOH) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) QR 972 departs 20: 10 arrives 07: 25

Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Doha (DOH) QR 973 departs 08: 55 arrives 13: 40


Doha – Hanoi


Doha (DOH) to Hanoi (HAN) QR 968 departs 20: 45 arrives 07: 25

Hanoi (HAN) to Doha (DOH) QR 969 departs 08: 55 arrives 13: 20


Doha – Krabi

Daily from 1 December

Doha (DOH) to Krabi (KBV) QR 824 departs 19: 30 arrives 06: 10

Krabi (KBV) to Doha (DOH) QR 825 departs 08: 00 arrives 11: 25


For further information please contact your CWT office.