Award-winning airline’s double-daily flights to London Gatwick make
it the airline’s sixth UK gateway
Qatar Airways began direct service to Cardiff, further
strengthening its presence in the UK
To celebrate the flights to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, and Gatwick , second gateway from London. Qatar Airways Country Manager Jayaprakash, hosted a media interaction session also in attendance were honorary guests H. E. Richard Morris British Ambassador to Nepal .
At the press conference, Mr. Nair highlighted the award-winning airline’s commitment to bringing more travellers to Wales and London via Gatwick, and to connecting the people of Wales and London to its extensive global route network via the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.
Mr. Nair said: “Cardiff and Gatwick has long been on our wish list of destinations to add to our global route map, and we are delighted to be here today to celebrate this important milestone in the history of our airline. We are tremendously excited to now be able to serve the people of both Wales and South West England, London providing them with world-class service and seamless connections to the manydestinations on our global route network. We also look forward to bringing travelers from around the globe to Cardiff, London enabling them to experience the many attractions this unique city has to offer.”
His Excellency Richard Morris added “We want to express our warmest welcome to Qatar Airways and its new route between Cardiff, Gatwick from Nepal. We welcome tourists from Nepal and beyond to enjoy Wales’ beautiful landscapes, traditions and culture. There are many great reasons to visit the stunning and diverse country of Wales, from innovative architecture, world class entertainment, quality shopping and exceptional museums to beautiful countryside featuring rolling hills, national parks and scenic coastlines.”
“This new route also strengthens Gatwick’s growing long-haul network, which has more than 60 routes and we hope to grow it further still in coming months.”
This season Qatar Airways will operate 95 flights to the U.K. per week, including six daily departures to London Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London Gatwick and Manchester, and daily flights to Cardiff and Edinburgh, alongside seven flights per week to Birmingham.
The airline recently revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including the announcement that Qatar Airways will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg. Other exciting new destinations to be launched by the airline include Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain.