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Qatar Airways advances launch of services to Amritsar and Goa – Bangalore Aviation

Qatar Airways advances launch of services to Amritsar and Goa

To capitalise on the peak traffic, Qatar Airways is advancing it’s commencement of scheduled flights to Amritsar on October 11 ahead of Diwali (Deepavali).

Similarly, it will commence scheduled flights to the beach destination of Goa on October 25, to capitalise on the inbound winter holiday traffic. Goa is a popular retreat, particularly among European holidaymakers

Both routes will be operated four-times-per-week non-stop from the airline’s hub in Doha, in the Emirate of Qatar using a two-class Airbus A320 configured with 12 seats in Business and 132 seats in Economy.

Doha – Amritsar schedules effective 11 October 2009
QR298 departs Doha at 21:40 arrives Amritsar at 03:55 the next morning
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
QR299 departs Amritsar at 04:55 arrives Doha at 06:15
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays

Doha – Goa schedules effective 25 October 2009
QR224 departs Doha at 21:25 arrives Goa Dabolim at 03:30 the next morning
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays
QR225 depart Goa Dabolim at 04:30 arrive Doha at 06:10
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays

Qatar Airways has done some very smart scheduling and will offer quick connections to its passengers to and from Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.

Qatar Airways currently operates daily flights between Doha and eight destinations India – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Cochin and Kozhikode. The addition of Amritsar and Goa will take the flights tally up to 64 flights a week.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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