The airline currently operates 16 flights per week between the two cities and connects Manchester’s passengers to more than 150 destinations around the world including across Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand and celebrated its 15th anniversary of operating direct flights from the UK’s third largest airport this year.
Qatar Airways Acting Senior Vice president Europe, Mr. Ishfaq Jalal said, “Qatar Airways enjoys a special relationship with Manchester as demonstrated by the ever-increasing amount of tourist and business traffic passing between our countries and through Doha to our global network. We remain committed to providing the levels of service quality and in-flight experience that has increased the demand for our airline.”
Julian Carr, Aviation Director for Manchester Airport, said: “We’re delighted to see Qatar Airways continue to grow at Manchester Airport. They’re a hugely popular airline with the 22 million people in our catchment area. Since they started 15 years ago they’ve gone from four flights a week to the three a day they will operate from next May.”
The flights will be operated using a mix of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350. The Dreamliner has 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins, individual television screens and on board WIFI whilst the A350 features a total of 283 seats, with 36 Business class seats and 247 in Economy class.