Qatar Airways, a Qatar based airline company, is currently planning to operate new scheduled flights from Birmingham Airport in the UK.
The new destination will be its third in the UK, and it will serve the Midland’s area. It follows London Heathrow Airport, which serves the capital and the southeast, and Manchester Airport, which serves the north of the country.
The airline, which has recently completed its feasibility studies on two more UK airports, is yet to announce details of the specific proposed locations.
In a statement the airline said, ‘Qatar Airways is committed to the UK market, where we currently operate 45 non-stop flights each week between the UK and the State of Qatar.
The UK represents the largest single European market for Qatar Airways with the high level of frequencies we operate. Naturally, as part of our growth plans, we are considering opening up new UK gateways to offer customers more choice.
We can confirm we are planning to launch passenger flights to Birmingham, but are not yet in a position to announce a date nor schedules. As for the other two UK airports we are interested in, we cannot comment further on these as we are currently in the process of carrying out feasibility studies.’
The airline currently offers five daily services from Heathrow Airport and 10 flights a week from Manchester Airport. The airline is planning to offer its services using its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from September 2012, on the Heathrow to Doha route.