Qatar Airways (QA) will start flying to Tokyo Haneda International Airport today, its newest destination and part of the airline’s continuing expansion into the Far East.
Using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the new flight will double the national carrier’s daily service to Tokyo and it will also be the third into Japan, joining Osaka and Tokyo Narita International Airport.
Tokyo Haneda International Airport is one of two major airports that serve the Greater Tokyo area. In 2012 alone, it handled more than 66mn passengers.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker stressed that they are excited to further extend QA’s network in one of their most popular destinations.“We are very pleased that we are now able to provide both leisure and business passengers an additional option when flying into Tokyo,” he said.
The daily schedule includes QR810 that departs Doha at 7.35am (all times local), arriving at Tokyo Haneda 11:25pm and QR811 departs Tokyo Haneda at 1am to reach Doha at 6am.
With the commencement of flights to Tokyo Haneda, the number of flights to Japan rises from 14 to 21 frequencies each week. Tokyo has long been a popular destination for passengers from the Americas, the Middle East and Europe.
Al-Baker believes that their passengers will enjoy the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has to offer in terms of an overall enhanced travel experience.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a two-cabin configuration, comprising of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats with a high standard of comfort on board, including individual 10.5-inch television screens for all Economy Class seats and a full complimentary food and beverage service.
Qatar Airways’ network is expected to grow further with new routes to Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1) and Djibouti (July 27).
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