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Qatar Airways expands capacity to Kochi

Qatar Airways has announced a significant increase in the capacity of its flights from Doha to Kochi being upgraded from a narrow-body Airbus 321 to a wide-body Airbus 330. The A330 will be operational on all 11 frequencies to and from Kochi connecting to more than 125 destinations around the world via the airline's hub in Doha. The announcement coincides with the airline’s tenth anniversary of successful operations to Kerala.

“The decision to increase capacity to and from Kochi comes in time to meet growing passenger demand and reflects our aggressive expansion strategy to offer consumers a superior travel experience and seamless connectivity. India is a very important part of our expansion strategy and this is evident by the operation of 95 flights per week from 12 cities in the India network,” said Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Airways.

Along with Kochi, Qatar Airways’ Indian operations cover daily services to Doha from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Chennai and Bengaluru, and double daily flights from Delhi.

“In line with our commitment to this market and the consistent increase in demand from Indian passengers, we will continue to invest in our fleet and offer capacity to the routes where there is a need. There are a significant number of Indian expatriates from Kochi who are working in Qatar and the GCC. The increase in capacity will enable us to quickly meet the growing demand of these passengers,” Baker added.

Passengers from Kochi can travel to popular destinations including Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Salalah, Dammam, Jeddah, London, New York and Chicago via the airline’s Doha hub.

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