Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Expands Its 2024 Summer Destination Network in Europe

The planning for the 2024 summer schedule is well underway for all airlines. Qatar Airways is no exception as the carrier plans to add two new destinations to its global network in the coming summer season. Here’s which flights the middle eastern carrier will add to its 2024 summer schedule and how they will operate.


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The New Qatar Airways 2024 European Destinations

Qatar Airways has some ground to make up on its main competitor, Emirates, in regards to its network in Europe. The Doha based airline is missing some strategic destinations in the European continent which is looking to move in the direction of filling in 2024.

There will be 2 new Qatar Airways European destinations in 2024. The airline will be adding to its network:

  • Hamburg (HAM) – QR89
  • Venice (VCE) – QR125

Both new flights will take off ahead of the next summer season with a significant number of flight frequencies, as we’ll later see.

The importance of the QR Venice Flight

For Qatar Airways, incorporating Venice into its destination roster holds considerable significance. The enchanting city of Venice is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations worldwide. The absence of Venice in the airline’s offering could be seen as a considerable gap, especially given that competitors like Emirates have already resumed their flights. The absence of a direct Venice flight is made all the more penalising considering that EK and QR compete head to head in many key markets from which Venice-bound travellers originate. Having Venice among its destinations means that they can compete on a level playing field in these markets.

Qatar Airways Expands Its 2024 Summer Destination Network in Europe

The schedule for flight QR125 Doha to Venice

Qatar Airways is marking its return to Venice, a service that was previously operational prior to the 2020 pandemic. The airline will reestablish the Venice to Doha connection starting from June 12, 2024. The date has been selected just ahead of the summer high season, when tourist influx to the city sees a significant rise.

The service will be a daily connection, offering flights between Venice and Doha every day of the week, ensuring comprehensive coverage and convenience for travellers.

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArriva TimeFlight Duration
Jetstar LogoQR125DohaDOH09:00VeniceVCE14:206h 20min
Jetstar LogoQR126VeniceVCE16:50DohaDOH23:105h 20min

Furthermore, the flights to and from Doha are timed to facilitate quick and efficient connections at Hamad International Airport (DOH), streamlining the travel experience for passengers transferring to further destinations.

The schedule for flight QR89 Doha to Hamburg

The Doha Hamburg flight on the other hand will have a double scheduling, depending on the day of the week. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays will have an earlier departure than the other four days.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will follow this schedule:

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArriva TimeFlight Duration
Jetstar LogoQR89DohaDOH08:35HamburgHAM14:106h 35min
Jetstar LogoQR90HamburgHAM15:40DohaDOH22:406h 00min

While the remaining three days of the week will follow a different one:

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArriva TimeFlight Duration
Jetstar LogoQR89DohaDOH2:15HamburgHAM07:506h 35min
Jetstar LogoQR90HamburgHAM09:20DohaDOH16:206h 00min

The Plane Selected For the 2 New Flights

The aircraft designated for the Doha-Venice and Doha-Hamburg routes is the smallest wide-body in the Qatar Airways fleet, the Boeing 787-8. This aircraft type is known for being built out of composite materials and for having a quite spacious cabin. The cabin is divided into two travel classes. Business Class however does not feature the QSuites but will instead offers Super Diamond seats produced by Collins Aerospace, extremely comfortable but not as private as the signature seats. Economy Class is equipped with Recaro CL3620 seats, providing personal entertainment at each seat back. The overall configuration of Qatar Airways’ 787-8 features:

  • 20 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 layout
  • 232 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 layout

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