connect with us
A Service by: GREEK TRAVEL PAGES
 

Qatar Airways Launches Daily Flights to Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland Airport welcomes the first Qatar Airways flight with a traditional water cannon salute.

On February 6 Auckland Airport welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight with a traditional water cannon salute.

Qatar Airways has launched new daily flights to and from Auckland, New Zealand. On February 6, the national carrier of the State of Qatar flew the world’s longest commercial flight with its new Auckland service, which takes 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535 kilometres.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker presents Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood an official gift at the recent Qatar Airways press conference in Auckland.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker presents Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood an official gift at the recent Qatar Airways press conference in Auckland.

“We are proud to offer the people of New Zealand the best possible passenger experience when connecting to friends and family across the globe on board the world’s longest commercial flight from Auckland to Doha”, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said during a recent press conference in Auckland.

The new service will give passengers from New Zealand the opportunity to travel to the more than 150 destinations on the airline’s global network via its hub, Hamad International Airport, in Doha.

According to Auckland Airport Chief Executive Officer Adrian Littlewood, the Qatar Airways service is expected to contribute some NZD $198 million to the New Zealand economy each year.

The addition of Auckland to the airline’s constantly growing network comes on the back of its recent expansion in the region with the launch of new routes to Sydney and Adelaide in 2016. The airline will add to this again in 2017/18 when it plans to include Canberra on its list of gateways in Australasia.

Read also:  Qatar Airways Launches Customizable QSuite Concept at ITB Berlin

Other new destination launches planned by the airline for 2017/18 including Yanbu and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia; Dublin in the Republic of Ireland; Nice in France; Skopje, FYROM; Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand; Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia Herzegovina; Libreville, Gabon; Douala, Cameroon; Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Canberra, Australia; Medan, Indonesia; and Las Vegas, U.S.

Passengers planning to travel to New Zealand are encouraged to include a stopover in Doha as part of their journey. With a new transit visa scheme offering visitors a free transit visa for up to 96 hours, it is now even easier to combine a quick visit to Doha – with its historic sites,  five-star shopping and resorts – with a trip to New Zealand.


ADVERTISEMENTS

About the Author

Add your comment

*

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.