Soon in BelgradeQatar Airways will launch three weekly flights from Doha to Belgrade on November 20. The service will operate via the Turkish capital Ankara. As reported earlier, Qatar Airways has not secured rights to sell tickets on the Ankara - Belgrade - Ankara sector, due to bureaucratic problems with the Turkish aviation authorities. Qatar Airways will indirectly compete with Fly Dubai, which operates four weekly flights from Dubai to Belgrade, and will hope to attract transit passengers, especially those heading to and from Australia.
The new service launch was announced by the airline yesterday where it revealed it was also inaugurating four weekly flights to the Polish capital Warsaw. Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said the addition of Poland and Serbia demonstrated the airline's commitment to launch destinations that are largely underserved. "Today we are flying to many parts of the world with a global network spanning 118 destinations with almost 25% of our route structure in Europe alone", he said. "Over the past two to three years we have identified great opportunities to probe markets across Europe that are largely underserved by full service international airlines. We are delighted to have subsequently started services to some of these destinations and are extremely pleased by their performance so far. I am sure both Belgrade and Warsaw will prove to be just as successful”, he added.
Flights from Doha to Belgrade will operate with the Airbus A320 configured in two classes, with twelve seats in business and 132 in economy. Each seat features an interactive audio and video entertainment system. It will be the first time that flights will operate between the two cities. Details for the new service can be viewed here.