Myanmar and Iraq are among the highlights of Qatar Airways' announcement of launch dates for new routes in the Middle East, Africa and Asia with capacity hikes being introduced to a number of other international destinations from the carrier's Doha hub.
Speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East's premier travel trade event taking place in Dubai this week, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker unveiled the expansion plans covering a wide network of markets across the carrier's global network.
Scheduled flights to Iraq will begin on May 23 with Erbil in the north, followed two weeks later by services to the capital Baghdad on June 7. Each route will be served with four-flights-a-week non-stop from Doha.
"Today's announcement reflects the importance Qatar Airways places on expanding its portfolio of destinations and frequency on existing routes to provide passengers with more choice, more flexibility and more travel options," said Al Baker, addressing a packed press conference at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre.