Order your Business Class meal online with Japan Airlines

Mar 25, 2016

Japan Airlines is to offer its Business Class passengers the option to order a specific meal online for their flight. The airline will introduce the Business Class meal reservation service, on its website, for passengers traveling on its longhaul routes.

Book Your Business Class Meal

JAL have developed a wide range of food options across all their cabins and this new service will continue to improve the onboard dining experience in Japan Airlines “exclusive restaurant in the sky”.

The online meal service reservation service will be available on all Transpacific, Europe, Southeast Asia and Oceania routes. You’ll be able to begin booking your meals from the 6th April  2016.

The service is available for Honolulu flights departing on and after the 12th April and for the other select international flights departing on and after the 1st June 2016.

To book passengers just need to visit the JAL website and press the “Meal Reservation” button on the reservation detail screen of the booked flight.

Order Business Class Meal Online With Japan Airlines

There are a few restrictions for the Business Class meal service:

  • The meal reservation service is not eligible for breakfast on flights departing at midnight.
  • Reservations, changes and cancellations of in-flight meals are not available by telephone.
  • If you change your flight reservation you will need to rebook the in-flight meal (online) for the new flight.
  • If you use award tickets or upgrade award reservations booked on the JAL overseas website then you need to log in with your JMB member account on JAL website for your region to make online meal reservation.
  • If you use revenue tickets you have to make the meal reservation on JAL website for Japan region.
  • For outbound flights from Japan you need to reserve your meal 25 hours before scheduled departure time.
  • For inbound flights to Japan you need to reserve your meal 48 hours before scheduled departure time.

This new meal service allows you to reserve the first Business Class food service during each flight from either the Japanese menu or from a Western menu (beef only).   Other Western meals (seafood, chicken, etc.) will not available when this Business Class meal reservation service begins.

 

 

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Air New Zealand begins Buenos Aires flights from Auckland

Dec 2, 2015

Air New Zealand has begun Buenos Aires flights after touching down at the Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Argentinians.

Flight NZ30 departed from Auckland at 7.20pm last night and arrived in Buenos Aires at around 7.00am this morning New Zealand time, after a 12 hour flight across the Pacific. The inaugural marks Air New Zealand’s first scheduled service linking New Zealand and South America.

In a colourful mix of cultures, passengers disembarking today’s flight – including special guests Air New Zealand ambassador Richie McCaw and Associate Minister of Tourism Hon. Paula Bennett – were treated to a rousing Whakatau welcome and a display of Argentinian tango dancing inside the terminal.

Kapa haka group welcome in Buenos Aires

The airline will fly between Auckland and Buenos Aires three times a week using its Boeing 777-200 aircraft offering award winning interior products including lie flat Business Premier beds and comfortable new Premium Economy seats.

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200 used for Auckland Buenos Aires flights

The new Buenos Aires flights will also introduce Air New Zealand’s unique Economy Skycouch™ to the South American market for the first time.

Air New Zealand economy skycouch on Auckland Buenos Aires flights

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says, “The airline’s new South American service makes it easier than ever for Kiwis to explore the bustling city of Buenos Aires and beyond to the rest of Argentina and wider South America. We’re confident it will stimulate two way tourism and trade between our two countries and build on the strong education and rugby links we already enjoy.”

Air New Zealand's Stephen Jones with Richie McCaw and Cabin Crew

“Sales for the first few months have exceeded our expectations with a healthy spread of bookings originating in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. A significant portion of the forward bookings heading to South America are from Australia, and this has been pleasing as it was a key part of the business case for this route.”

Buenos Aires Flights

Aerolíneas Argentinas has played an important part in making the service possible, and will code share on the Buenos Aires – Auckland route and on Air New Zealand’s trans-Tasman services to Sydney and Melbourne.

Air New Zealand is working closely with Tourism New Zealand to raise the profile of New Zealand as a holiday destination for South Americans with the Buenos Aires flights.

This latest arrival into Buenos Aires kicks off a busy month for the rapidly growing airline. Next week Air New Zealand joins Air China to celebrate the inaugural flight of their alliance service between Beijing and Auckland and in two weeks’ time Air New Zealand will celebrate its inaugural flight to Houston, Texas, introducing direct travel into the heart of southern USA.

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Sharm el-Sheikh security measures to be improved as UK flights grounded

Nov 5, 2015

After British flights were grounded from Sharm el-Sheikh, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that passengers will be returned to the UK tomorrow. Additional security measures are supposed to be taking place by British aviation and security experts.

Britain grounded all UK – Sharm flights following UK and US intelligence suggesting a bomb may have downed the Russian jet in Egypt.

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport

Mark Lowen, a News Correspondent currently at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport said information for passengers was still not available as emergency security measures are put in place.

Airlines have changed their flight plans to and from Sharm el-Sheikh as they work to rearrange fliights and bring passengers home.

British Airways has postponed its flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh until Friday at the earliest.

EasyJet has cancelled all flights to and from the Sharm  and future flights are “under review”.

Thomas Cook has cancelled all flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until the 12th November.

Thomson Airways and First Choice, have cancelled all outbound flights to Sharm el-Sheikh up to 12th  November.

The Irish Aviation Authority said it had directed  all Irish airlines not to fly to or from the area until further notice.

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Air Canada begin Boeing 787-9 flights between Toronto and Delhi

Nov 3, 2015

Air Canada has inaugurated its new service between Toronto and Delhi with the departure of flight AC070,. This new route offers the only non-stop flight between Canada and the Indian subcontinent. It is also the first route to be flown specifically by the airline’s latest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9.

Air Canada Boeing 787-9

Air Canada B787-9 to fly Toronto Delhi route

The new Toronto Delhi route will operate four times a week. It will then become a daily service in 2016, using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring Air Canada’s award-winning three-cabin configuration. This cabin layout includes the next generation lie-flat seat in International Business Class, a Premium Economy cabin and a spacious 3-3-3 seat layout in the Economy cabin. There are also enhanced seatback In-Flight Entertainment system available at every seat throughout the aircraft. Flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Toronto, priority boarding and other benefits.

Air Canada B787 Business Class Cabin

The airline see this new route and the Dreamliner as an important part of its expansion plans.

“Air Canada is offering customers the convenience of the only non-stop flight betweenCanada and India and we are doing so using our newest Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are revolutionising long-haul air travel in terms of passenger comfort. This new service will appeal to travelers both doing business in Delhi, the capital region of India and the fourth most populous urban area in the world, and to those who are visiting friends and relatives or exploring India. The new service also allows convenient onward connections within India and throughout Southeast Asia on our Star Alliance partner, Air India, and other interline partners,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

Air Canada B787 Premium Economy Cabin

“This route is an important addition to our ongoing international expansion. India is the largest market that until today was not served by us so the start of service to Delhi strategically enhances our international network, anchored at our Toronto-Pearson global hub.”

Air Canada B787 Economy Cabin

“The Canada-India Business Council is very pleased to see the introduction of a non-stop air service between Toronto and Delhi. It is our expectation that the CanadaIndiacorridor, over the next few years, will become increasingly more important to Canadian businesses wanting to capitalize on the opportunities emerging in India. Air Canada’sability to provide non-stop service will be welcomed warmly by the business community,” said Gary Comerford, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada-India Business Council.

Since December 2014, Air Canada and Air Canada rouge have also announced new international services to destinations around the world including Dubai, Seoul, Brisbane, Lyon, LondonGatwickCasablanca, Prague, Budapest, Glasgow and Warsaw. As a result of its ongoing expansion, the airline continues to provide scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 52 in the United States and 86 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.

 Flight*

 From

 To

 Depart

 Arrive

 Days of the week

 AC070

 Toronto

 Delhi

 20:35

 20:55 (+ 1 day)

 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

 AC071

 Delhi

 Toronto

 00:45

 05:00

 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

*Certain flights operated with Boeing 787-8 until February 2016, when all flights operate with the 787-9

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Etihad Airways will add Mumbai to A380 flight route from May 2016

Nov 3, 2015

Etihad Airways will begin to operate its award-winning Airbus A380 between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai from the 1st May 2016. This additional destination will add to the airline’s other A380 routes to London, New York, Sydney and, from June 2016, Melbourne.

There is a growing trend with airlines looking to develop increased services to India as part of their global expansion. Etihad will operate a daily service, flight EY204, from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, and EY203 from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi. Both flights will carry the 9W code of Etihad Airways’ strategic partner Jet Airways. These flights will connect with the airline’s other A380 flights to New York, allowing guests to experience the double-decker aircraft throughout their journey.

Etihad Airways A380

Passengers flying onboard the Etihad Airways’ A380 service will also have access to a range of popular connecting destinations from Abu Dhabi. Thess include Chicago, San Francisco or Toronto in North America, and Bahrain, Doha or Jeddah in the Gulf region.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “The A380 has set a new benchmark for luxury and innovation and we are delighted to announce that this world-class service will soon be available to guests flying to and from Mumbai.”

Etihad Airways A380 First Class Aisle

“Furthermore, the A380 out of Mumbai will connect seamlessly at our Abu Dhabi hub to the A380 service to New York, offering our New York-bound guests the comfort, convenience and superior inflight service of A380 flights all the way.”

Etihad Airways A380

Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, today welcomed the news, saying: “This announcement by Etihad ‎is yet another sign of international confidence in the powerhouse economy of Maharashtra. I look forward to the growth in tourism and business that this service can bring to our state.”

Etihad Airways’ thrice-daily service to Mumbai, in addition to Jet Airways’ double daily service, offers passengers access to more than 2,000 weekly connections in 57 markets across the Gulf region, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.

With a total capacity of 496 seats, the A380 has 50 per cent more seats than the Boeing B777-300ER it replaces, offering more options for tourism growth into India, USA and Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways is carrying an increasing number of air travellers from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and The Americas to cities across India, helping drive economic growth throughout the country, and not just the metropolitan areas. In 2014, nearly one million guests who travelled on Etihad Airways’ India flights began their journey from outside the country, representing almost 70 per cent of total passengers who flew to and from India with the Abu Dhabi-based airline.

All passengers flying to New York are processed through US Preclearance in Abu Dhabi which allows them to pass through all US immigration and customs checks and arrive in the US as domestic passengers.

Through the partnership with Jet Airways, passengers flying into India are able to connect to numerous tourism and commercial destinations across the country.

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First Class, Business Class and BA Holdiay sale now on

Oct 29, 2015

British Airways customers can travel for less as the airline has dropped its prices for First Class and Club World fares and also reduced it luxury holiday prices in its premium leisure sale.

If you fancy a Christmas shopping break to New York in style flights start from £1,495 return in Club World, or fly business class to Los Angeles from £1,995.

Customers can also start their journeys in the lap of luxury as all British Airways First and Club passengers can enjoy complimentary beauty treatments in the Elemis spas at Terminal 5 and at JFK.

Sara Dunham, British Airways’ head of marketing, retail and direct, said: “Our customers can now enjoy luxury for less with and substantial savings on first class and business class flights to far-flung places amd huge discounts on holidays to a number of our most glamourous destinations. With the darker evenings and dreary days looming, now has never been a better time to book next year’s break.”

First Class

The BA First Class service offers exceptional comfort and impeccable service in our most elegant surroundings. These benefits include:

• a private, spacious suite
• a fully flat bed with mattress and duvet
• menus designed by top chefs – meals served at times to suit the customer
• access to lounges and spa treatments
• dedicated desks where customers can check-in up to three bags
• exclusive and attentive service

Here are some of the great Club World flight and holiday offers departing from Heathrow or Gatwick:

Luxury Flights:

Return Business Class Flights to Dubai from £1,495

Return Business Class Flights to Hong Kong from £2,495

Return Business Class Flights to Las Vegas from £1,995

Return Business Class Flights to Los Angeles from £1,995

Return Business Class Flights to Miami from £1,495

Return Business Class Flights to New York from £1,495

Return Business Class Flights to Vancouver from £1,495

Return Business Class Flights to Buenos Aires from £3,085

Return Business Class Flights to Rio De Janeiro from £2,587

Return Business Class Flights to Sao Paulo from £2,688

Luxury Holidays:

Business Class Flights to Rome + 3 Nights in the 4* Panama Garden from £299pp

Business Class Flights to Marrakech + 5 Nights in the 4* Dellarosa Hotel Suites and Spa from £369pp

Business Class Flights to Berlin + 3 Nights in the 4* Innside Berlin from £389pp

Business Class Flights to Madeira + 7 Nights in the 4.5* LTI Pestana Grand Ocean Resort Hotel from £589pp

Business Class Flights to Orlando + 7 Nights in the 4* Radisson Resort Orlando from £1,699pp

Business Class Flights to Dominican Republic + 7 Nights All Inclusive in the 5* Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana from £1,699pp

Business Class Flights to Barbados + 7 Nights in the 4* Bougainvillea Beach Resort from £1,949pp

Luxury Fly-Drive Holidays:

Europe – Business Class Flights + 7 days car hire from £339pp

Florida – Business Class Flights + 7 days car hire from £1,499pp

Book by 17th November 2015.
Travel between 12th November 2015 – 15 October 2016.

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Qatar Airways to begin Adelaide flights with A350 in 2016

Oct 13, 2015

Qatar Airways today unveiled the launch date of yet another exciting Australian destination, with daily non-stop scheduled flights between Doha and Adelaide due to commence on the 2nd May, 2016. The airline has embarked on a major expansion in Australia, just recently announcing the launch of daily flights to Sydney from the 1st March next year.

Adelaide will be the first destination in Australia to which Qatar Airways will fly its state-of-the-art A350 aircraft, for which it is the Global Launch Customer. Flying a long-haul service to Adelaide, a key business and leisure destination in southern Australia, will enable the airline to maximise the A350’s efficiency and performance and allow its Australia-bound passengers their first opportunity to try the world’s newest aircraft.

Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said the new route demonstrated the airline’s expanding commitment to the Australian market.

“2016 is going to be yet another exciting year for Qatar Airways and we are very pleased that Australia will figure prominently in our expansion plans with the launch of flights to Sydney from the 1st March and Adelaide from the 2nd May to further strengthen our operations in the country.”

A the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia, Adelaide is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. Other attractions include the destination’s vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches and popular zoos with abundant wild life.

“Our launching of flights to Adelaide and Sydney next year will provide even more choice for holidaymakers and business travellers to Australia, and also provide a strategic air link for travellers from Adelaide to the rest of the world. Tourism is the major economic driver in South Australia and we arrive in Adelaide at a time when tourists and business travellers are looking for even more travel options, as well as superior service levels that set new benchmarks,” said Mr. Al Baker.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world to more than 150 destinations spread across six continents. With the addition of Adelaide, the airlines’ Australian capacity will rise to 28 flights a week, spread across the four key cities including Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Qatar Airways A350

Travellers to and from Adelaide can benefit from a premium on-board experience on Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art A350 aircraft which has an innovative product design, environmental advances and the intrinsic comfort of an entirely new cabin set-up.

Qatar Airways A350

Passengers will benefit from a new boarding experience achieved by a unique dome-design entrance with welcome light distribution. The aircraft also offers wide seats with generous room in both classes of service thanks to a number of design developments offering greater comfort to all passengers.

The aircraft comprises of a two-class configuration with 36 seats in Business Class in a 1-2-1 configuration, featuring 80″ fully-flat beds and 17″ HD in-flight entertainment screens, and 247 seats in Economy Class, each 18-inches wide in a 3-3-3 configuration, with up to a 32-inch pitch. Each individual Economy seat features a 10.6″ in-flight entertainment screen and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats, thanks to a vertical sidewall panel design.

Qatar Airways’ A350 features the state-of-the art Oryx entertainment system, with up to 2,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes. The jet also offers advanced air conditioning technology and LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after a long flight. In addition, the jet will also offer in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers allowing them to surf the web on the go.

Qatar Airways A350 Adelaide flights

Daily flights between Doha and Adelaide from the 2nd May, 2016 (all times local)

Depart Doha QR914 at 20:55, arrive Adelaide at 16:25 (next day)
Depart Adelaide QR915 at 21:30, arrive Doha at 04:50 (next day)

Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has begun services to Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Zanzibar (Tanzania); Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan in Pakistan, and Abha (Saudi Arabia). In the pipeline before the end of this year is Durban (South Africa) and Nagpur (India). In 2016, the airline is also launching flights to three new US destinations – Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta.

 

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Bangkok We Love! Grande Centre Point Hotels promotes Thai holidays

Sep 29, 2015

Thailand’s premium accommodation brand is joining the promotion of Thai holidays. Grande Centre Point Hotels, is offering tourists and travellers from across the globe the chance to take advantage of central Bangkok locations and enjoy the best of the city’s shopping and leisure attractions in the newly-launched “Bangkok We Love” promotion which celebrates life in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Mrs Suwanna Buddhaprasart, Director and Senior Executive Vice President of L&H Hotel Management, said: “The Bangkok We Love campaign takes advantage of the Grande Centre Point brand’s unparalleled urban locations to give guests the chance to truly experience the shopping and entertainment hub of Southeast Asia. Be it fun, food, shopping or culture, our hotels are in the heart of it all and we want to encourage guests to explore.”

The “Bangkok We Love” promotion gives guests a 55 per cent discount on accommodation and an automatic room upgrade when they book Thai holidays. Guests also get a free BTS SkyTrain day pass to explore downtown Bangkok and a 1,000 Baht discount voucher that can be redeemed at Rarinjinda and Let’s Relax Spa located at the three Grand Centre Point Hotels. Moreover, thanks to their convenient urban locations, guests get immediate doorstep access to the city’s cultural landmarks, malls, markets, cultural and culinary delights.

Grande Centre Point Hotels are ideal for upper midscale business and leisure travellers who prefera Thai holidays with the convenience of a central Bangkok venue with an emphasis on the Thai experience, health and green tourism.

Promoting Thai Holidays

The “Bangkok We Love” promotion is available at all three Grand Centre Point Hotels in Bangkok – Grand Centre Point Ploenchit, Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri and Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 – until 15 December 2015 ensuring that guests enjoy the best of the city’s shopping and cool weather during Thailand’s peak tourist period.

  • The 277-room Grande Centre Point Ploenchit is located in Bangkok’s embassy and shopping district a few minutes away from the BTS SkyTrain Ploenchit Station. All rooms have private balconies and the outdoor pool boasts an amazing skyline view. There is a fully-equipped fitness centre, a rooftop Rarinjinda Spa, and a restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves mouth-watering fusion Asian cuisine.
  • Boasting amazing views of the greenery of the elite Royal Bangkok Sport Club, the 526-room Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri is close to BTS SkyTrain Ratchadamri Station, Central World and Siam Paragon Shopping Complexes, and Gaysorn Plaza and Central Embassy uber-luxury malls. There is a large outdoor swimming pool with a relaxing sundeck, a high-tech gym with sauna facilities and the luxurious Rarinjinda Spa. Children can enjoy the large playroom while The Mesamis Café, all-day-dining restaurant serves French, Chinese and Thai dishes.
  • The 498-room Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 is at the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road, and accessible to the trendy Terminal 21 shopping mall. The best of Bangkok’s business, shopping and nightlife is within reach. The hotel features an infinity outdoor swimming pool with incredible views of Bangkok’s urban heart, a fitness centre, jogging track, rooftop tennis courts, a Let’s Relax spa as well as fine dining at the BlueSpice all-day-dining restaurant.
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At last! Disruptive passenger gets £5K invoice as airline gets tough

Jul 7, 2015

It looks like airlines are beginning to get tough with unruly behaviour. After an incident last year, with a disruptive travelerone charter airline has taken steps to recoup its costs for the diversion to a French airport and dealing with the incident.

Jet2.com has issued disruptive passenger, Grant Marshall, with an invoice for £4,809 for additional costs incurred in diverting its aircraft following his offensive behaviour on-board a flight to Alicante in May.

Following the launch of the airline’s Onboard Together programme, which took off last month to take a zero tolerance stance against increasingly disruptive conduct associated with air travel, Jet2.com has taken steps to reduce issues with such behaviour.

Disruptive Passenger

The company tracked down the drunken and unruly disruptive passenger. An invoice of almost five thousand pounds to cover the costs of his unacceptable behaviour has now been issued. Mr Marshall has also been given a lifetime ban and Jet2.com is intending to prosecute him for the disruption caused.

Phil Ward, Managing Director of Jet2.com said: “To protect the safety and comfort of our loyal customers and staff, we openly pledged to take actions to stamp out antisocial behaviour onboard and that is exactly what we are doing.  Jet2.com is a holiday airline, so we want holidaymakers to have a wonderful time from the moment they start their holiday with us.”

“More than 1,150 passengers were inconvenienced that day by Mr Marshall’s antisocial and unacceptable behaviour.  This is why we issued him with this bill for the costs involved. Most passengers have a fantastic time travelling and of course know how to behave onboard, which is why we need to stop disorderly behaviour from the few like Mr Marshall.”

Mr Marshall was one of a party of 14 who, on a flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Alicante on 29th May 2015, was asked numerous times to stop consuming illicit alcohol, using foul language and threatening behaviour. Due to his unruly actions, which are becoming a serious issue for the travel sector as a whole, the aircraft captain diverted the flight to Toulouse to protect the safety of the passengers and crew. The disruptive passenger was off-loaded and handed over to the police authorities.

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Qatar Airways has begun flights to Zanzibar

Jul 6, 2015

Qatar Airways has launched its second new destination of the year, touching down in the Spice Island of Zanzibar. This new destination is the airline’s third route in Tanzania, following Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro.

Qatar Airways will initially operate five weekly flights to Zanzibar via Kilimanjaro, and commencing 1st October 2015, the airline will offer an additional two weekly flights making it a daily operation. Out of the daily flights from October, passengers will be able to fly non-stop to Zanzibar three-times-a-week and on a linked flight via Kilimanjaro four-times-a-week.


Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Marwan Koleilat who was on the inaugural flight said: “This latest route marks yet another significant milestone for the airline that has spread its international wings to its 20th gateway in Africa and 148th destination globally”

.Qatar Airways A320 arrives at Zanzibar Airport

“Zanzibar’s attraction as a tourist destination has been steadily growing as more travellers discover its wonderful combination of cultures, and Qatar Airways is delighted to be able to give more people the opportunity to visit this beautiful island with all it has to offer.”

Qatar Airways ribbon cutting ceremony at Zanzibar

“By providing a reliable, convenient and award-winning travel experience from Zanzibar, Qatar Airways will provide passengers with the opportunity to travel to Doha and connect onwards to more than 140 worldwide destinations through our new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport.”

Qatar Airways’ A320 inaugural flight from Doha to Zanzibar lands at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

Juma Duni Haji, Zanzibar’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communication said: “It is with pleasure and extreme pride that we welcome Qatar Airways to Zanzibar. We are delighted this global airline has chosen Zanzibar as its newest destination in Africa and we look forward to working together with the airline’s team to bring further investment, trade and tourism to our island.”

Qatar Airways is using an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration on the Zanzibar-Doha route. This two class cabin A320 has 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. Each seat offers an interactive audio and video entertainment system featuring up to 1,000 options of movies, TV programmes and music channels.

In addition, passengers can remain connected with friends, colleagues and family on the ground with an SMS text messaging service using their mobile devices.

Qatar Airways Doha-Kilimanjaro-Zanzibar schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Depart Doha QR1355 at 08:50, arrive Kilimanjaro at 14:20
Depart Kilimanjaro QR1355 at 15:20, arrive Zanzibar at 16:20
Depart Zanzibar QR1355 at 17:20, arrive Doha at 22:35

Daily flight schedules from October:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Depart Doha QR1355 at 08:50, arrive Kilimanjaro at 14:20
Depart Kilimanjaro QR1355 at 15:20, arrive Zanzibar at 16:20
Depart Zanzibar QR1355 at 17:20, arrive Doha at 22:35

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Depart Doha QR1357 at 08:50, arrive Zanzibar at 14:40
Depart Zanzibar QR1357 at 15:40, arrive Kilimanjaro at 16:40
Depart Kilimanjaro QR1357 at 17:40, arrive Doha at 22:35

Qatar Airways’ African destinations includes Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Algiers, Asmara, Cairo, Casablanca, Djibouti, Khartoum and Luxor.

The airline has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 161 aircraft to 148 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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