Qatar Airways Announce Benghazi Service.

Qatar Airways today announced a four times weekly Airbus A320 Doha – Benghazi service to commence as soon as 1 November. Timings are:

QR556 Doha 0930 Benghazi 1400 Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun

QR557 Benghazi 1510 Doha 2010 Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun

A7-ACF QR18 Slovakian Fighter Intercept.

Airbus A330-200 A7-ACF operating QR18 London Heathrow – Doha entered Slovakian airspace at 39,000 feet when crew were unable to establish radio contact with Slovakian Air Traffic Control. Two Mig-29 fighters were sent to intercept and identify the A330. Radio contact was then established and the flight continued on to Doha.

Far East Service Revisions.

From 30 October 2011 Doha – Singapore will increase from 13 to 14 weekly services.

From 1 December 2011 Doha – Bangkok – Hanoi will move to all Boeing 777-300ER operation.

From 2 December 2011 direct Doha – Ho Chi Minh City services will cease. Three times weekly Boeing 777-300ER Doha – Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City services will continue.

From 25 March 2011 Doha РKuala Lumpur РPhuket will move to all 777 operation with a mix of 200LR and 300ERs. The QR620/QR621 Doha РKuala Lumpur service also switches to Boeing 777-300ER operation but reduces from daily to six times weekly service.  

A7-AGA Returns From Dublin Repaint.

Airbus A340-642 A7-AGA positioned Dublin – Doha today following repaint at Eirtech Aviation into large logo/medium oryx colours.

A320 A7-AHP Delivered.

Airbus A320 A7-AHP arrived at Doha today on delivery direct from Toulouse as QR3019.

A7-BBI Enters Service.

Boeing 777-2DZLR A7-BBI entered service today operating QR640 Doha – Singapore.