Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights between Doha and Brussels in Belgium.
The addition of Brussels strengthens Qatar Airways’ European presence to 24 destinations, representing 25% of the carrier’s global network that also spans the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North and South America.
Brussels becomes the third new European destination launched by the airline this month following on the heels of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, and Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. The latest route launch edges Qatar Airways closer towards the milestone 100 destinations with Brussels becoming the carrier’s 98th network point.
“Brussels Airport and local authorities have been extremely supportive, believing in Qatar Airways and giving us the opportunity to fly direct to this wonderful capital city. In doing so, we are able to provide business and leisure travellers with an alternative travel option and great choice of diverse destinations to fly to via our hub in Doha,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker.
“Be it Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Hanoi, Phuket, Mumbai, Goa, Dubai, Muscat, Johannesburg or Melbourne, our network of cities offers convenience, comfort and a seamless travel experience for our customers from Belgium, so too for our passengers flying to Brussels from across our international network via Doha.”
A blend of picturesque medieval streets, inspiring architecture, scores of museums, bustling boulevards and varied cultural influences makes up the sprawling metropolis of Brussels, which is home to over one million people.
The Doha-Brussels route is served with a wide body Airbus A330 featuring up to 30 seats in Business Class and up to 275 seats in Economy.
To mark the latest route launch, Qatar Airways’ loyalty programme Privilege Club is offering introductory promotions on the route. Members will earn 6,000 bonus Qmiles for every return trip to and from Brussels when flying Business Class or up to 3,000 bonus Qmiles in Economy Class, for all travel by 30 April 2011. In addition, members can redeem online for 25% less the required Qmiles on the Doha – Brussels route for travel before 30 April 2011.