Cebu Service Ceases.

The thrice weekly QR656/QR657 Doha – Cebu Airbus A330-200 service is to cease with the start of the Summer timetable on March 26.

Perth gets 777-200LR from Service Commencement.

The QR900/QR901 Doha – Perth service scheduled to commence on 3 July will now be operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft immediately rather than launching with Airbus A330-200s and upgauging later.

A320 A7-AHS First Flight.

Airbus A320 A7-AHS made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing registration F-WWDX.

Heathrow Lounge Opens.

Qatar Airways opened a dedicated lounge for First & Business Class customers at London Heathrow today. This is the first dedicated lounge outside Qatar.

Stuttgart Loses Direct Service.

From 25 March 2012 the QR937/QR938 Doha – Stuttgart direct A319LR service will be cancelled and a new three times weekly A330-200 service will operate via Zurich. Timings for the service are as follows:

QR61 Doha 0105 – 0630 Zurich 0740 – Stuttgart 0825. Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

QR62 Stuttgart 0940 – 1020 Zurich 1130 – Doha 1825. Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

As a result the regular QR63/QR64 Doha – Zurich service will not operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Flight Cancellations

The following rotations did not operate today:

QR158/QR159 Doha – Tehran

QR516/QR517 Doha – Luxor

QR522/QR523 Doha – Khartoum.

A7-ADU Returns from Lucknow.

Airbus A320 A7-ADU, which diverted to Lucknow on 13 January whilst operating QR357 Kathmandu – Doha, was able to position Lucknow – Doha today as QR3355.

Zagreb to Join Qatar Airways Network.

Qatar Airways today announced that commencing 9 May 2012 the QF937/QR983 Doha – Budapest service will be extended to Zagreb. The new schedule is as follows:

QF947 0710 – 1215 Budapest 1315 – 1410 Zagreb

QF948 1510 – 1605 Budapest 1705 – 2320 Doha.

Qatar Airways has no traffic rights on the Budapest – Zagreb sector.

Flights remain operated by A320 equipment.

A7-ADU QR357 Lucknow Diversion.

Airbus A320 A7-ADU operating QR357 Kathmadu – Doha diverted to Lucknow today after crew were forced to shut down an engine.

Gulf Flight Cancellations.

The QR116/QR117 Doha – Dubai and QR158/QR159 Doha – Bahrain rotations did not operate today.

More Seats For Montreal.

Commencing 26 March 2012 the QR927/QR928 Doha – Montreal service will be upgraded from Boeing 777-200LR to Boeing 777-300ER operation.

A7-BBI Back in Traffic.

Boeing 777-3DZER A7-BBI departed Denpasar today with yesterday’s QR639 to Singapore and Doha operating as QR639D. However the QR640/QR641 Doha – Singapore rotation has been cancelled today. presumably due to the non availability of this aircraft at Doha this morning.

A7-BBI Denpasar Technical Issue.

Boeing 777-3DZER A7-BBI arrived into Denpasar today as QR638 from Doha and Singapore but the return QR639 has been heavily delayed indicating a technical issue.

Manchester Service Reduction.

GDS changes today reveal that from March 26 the QR41/QR42 Doha – Manchester rotation will reduce from daily service to three times per week service operating on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday only.