Air India announces new service to Doha in winter schedule

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Indian national carrier Air India has announced a new service to Doha in its winter schedule.

The weekly four flights connecting Delhi to Doha will be effective from October 29 and will continue till the end of the schedule in March 2020.

Air India’s Airbus 321 will fly from Delhi on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2:20pm and on Friday at 3:20 reaching Doha at 6:35 pm and 7:35 pm respectively.

Meanwhile, the Doha flight will take off at 7:35 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday while on Friday it will take off at 8:35pm landing in Delhi at 11:20pm and 12:20 am (next day).

Economy tickets for Doha to Delhi trip are priced at approximately QR695. Bookings are available on the airline’s website from October 29, 2019, to March 28, 2020. It is unclear if the service will continue in summer when there is increased demand due to vacations.

This will be Indian national carrier’s, a full-service airline, only flight to Doha. Its subsidiary, Air India Express flies to many cities in India from Doha, including Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Mangalore.

Currently Indigo and Qatar Airways are the only two airlines operating non-stop flights in this sector. The suspension of Jet Airways service left gaps in the Middle East sectors from India.

This is part of the airline’s winter 2019-20 expansion to Middle East where two new additional routes have been introduced – other one being to Kuwait City from Mumbai.

Published on 4 September 2019, Source: The Peninsula

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