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Five-star airline meets increasing passenger demand to Bengaluru with B777 Airline to add 32% more seats.

BENGALURU, INDIA – Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is continuing its expansion plans in India with a significant increase in capacity on its flights from Doha to Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore) from August 1, 2015, to meet the increasing passenger demand on the route.

Currently Qatar Airways operates a Boeing 787 on the Doha–Bengaluru route with 254 seats. Starting August 1, the Boeing 787 will be replaced by a Boeing 777, with a capacity of 335 seats, which will connect to more than 140 destinations worldwide via the airline’s state-of-the-art hub in Doha.

Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The strengthening of the Doha–Bengaluru route reflects increased passenger demand and reaffirms our continuous expansion strategy for the Indian market. There are a large numbers of expatriates from South India who are working in Doha, and with our increasing capacity we aim to offer our customers a superior travel experience and seamless connectivity into the State of Qatar.

“India is growing as an economic hub and shows enormous potential, and our growth strategy has always stressed the significance of the Indian market where we plan to seek even more capacity and increase frequency on existing routes.”

With the new upgraded service between Doha and Bengaluru, more passengers flying to Doha, or onwards to their final destination, will have the opportunity to experience the new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport which has been designed with customer experience firmly to the fore.

With the new upgraded service between Doha and Bengaluru, more passengers flying to Doha, or onwards to their final destination, will have the opportunity to experience the new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport which has been designed with customer experience firmly to the fore.

As an award-winning five-star airline, Qatar Airways is known for setting new industry benchmarks and introducing product innovations to further enhance the travel experience for its passengers. Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 has been designed to ensure that its passengers can fly long distances while immersed in complete comfort and enjoy the five-star airline’s legendary hospitality, all while enjoying fine cuisine and more than 1,000 on-board entertainment options. The airline recently announced that it will double the number of movies and TV shows on-board over the coming months, increasing the choice of entertainment channels to more than 2,000.

Qatar Airways offers a wide selection of flights from 12 cities in India via its hub in Doha to an exciting choice of destinations – Barcelona, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Miami, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, and Washington DC as well as many more.

With five new destinations on the horizon for 2015, (Amsterdam, Durban, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan), Qatar Airways will increase its global portfolio to 151 destinations across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America. The carrier currently operates a modern fleet of 150 aircraft.

The Doha – Bengaluru daily flight schedules from 1st August 2015 are:
  • Depart Doha QR572 at 20:00, arrive Bengaluru at 02:45 (next day)
  • Depart Bengaluru QR573 at 04:15, arrive Doha at 05:40
Qatar Duty Free opens four new retail outlets at Hamad International Airport
Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to announce the opening of four new exclusive retail outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA). Bazaar, Blush, PSG and Bein Sports are the latest additions to Qatar Duty Free’s premium portfolio of brands located within the airport’s 25,000m² duty free shopping area, which incorporates more than 70 retail outlets.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of these four important stores that will add a dynamic new flavour to the vibrant retail mix at Qatar Duty Free in Hamad International Airport,” said Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Keith Hunter. “Both Bazaar and Blush are home-grown brands that we are very proud to have conceptualised and developed especially for this market, and we believe they will be a major attraction for passengers looking for unique gifts and products at affordable prices.”


Bazaar is based on the style of a traditional souk where guests can buy last-minute Middle Eastern and Qatari souvenirs and gifts before they leave Doha.


The concept of Bazaar is based on the style of a traditional souk where guests can buy last-minute Middle Eastern and Qatari souvenirs and gifts before they leave Doha. The wide range of gift items includes colourful pashminas, jewellery, soft toys and Qatari-themed souvenirs such as mugs, pens and keyrings.

Blush is Qatar Duty Free’s very own beauty emporium, and rivals any high street multi-brand beauty store for the breadth and diversity of its products, all available at duty free prices. The large selection of popular brands at Blush includes: L’Oreal, Bourjois, Toni & Guy, Rimmel, OPI and Lanocreme.


Passengers can buy products such as L’Oreal, Bourjois, Toni & Guy, Rimmel, OPI and Lanocreme at Blush.


Paris Saint Germain fans passing through HIA are also now in for a treat, as the new PSG store stocks a wide range of club branded merchandise and products.

In addition, Qatar’s own Bein Sports TV channel now has a dedicated boutique at HIA stocking branded sports apparel, accessories and gifts from the Qatari home-grown sports network.

At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free offers 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities, establishing the retailer as a premier shopping and dining destination. With more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, fashion, electronics, gourmet foods and much more, Qatar Duty Free at HIA caters to all passengers’ tastes. In addition, more than 30 cafes and restaurants offer a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine. Other luxury brands also available at HIA include: Bulgari, Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Mont Blanc, Rolex and Chanel.

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