Nagpur is third largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is a major trade and business center. The city has been identified as one of the flagship smart metropolises by the Government of India, with a special economic zone, multi-modal international cargo hub and a new airport in the pipeline.
Qatar Airways will operate an A320 daily between Doha and Nagpur with an average flight time of just over four hours. The aircraft will feature 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy.
Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to add Nagpur as Qatar Airways’ 13th destination in India. The additional service is evidence of the growing demand in the Indian market and further strengthens our commitment and focus in the region. Qatar Airways is proud of the fact that we serve more destinations in India than any other country in our network. Leisure and business travellers from Nagpur can now experience enhanced connectivity to more than 150 international destinations through seamless connections via Doha’s Hamad International Airport. We look forward to welcoming new passengers on-board our award-winning product, and to connect Nagpur to the rest of our rapidly expanding network.”
Qatar Airways connects 13 cities in India to an exciting choice of destinations via its hub in Doha including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Miami, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Barcelona, Rome, Washington D.C. and many more.
Qatar Airways Cargo also has robust operations in India, currently offering its services to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai with 27 freighter frequencies per week. In addition, Qatar Airways also carries cargo in the belly-hold space of all passenger aircraft.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a modern fleet of 173 aircraft to 153 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has begun services to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Abha (Saudi Arabia), and Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan in Pakistan. In the pipeline before the end of this year is Durban (South Africa).
The airline’s network growth will be further boosted next year with the introduction of three new U.S. destinations, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, two new Australian destinations, Sydney and Adelaide and also Birmingham in the U.K.
Doha-Nagpur Daily Schedule - 1st December 2015 onwards:
QR 588 Depart 19:55 Arrival 02:15+1
Nagpur-Doha Daily Flight Schedule - 2nd December 2015 onwards:
QR 589 Depart 03:45 Arrival 05:55