Qatar Airways drop Birmingham & Cardiff for W20

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 preparing for take-off at Cardiff Airport (Image: The Aviation Media Agency.)
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 preparing for take-off at Cardiff Airport (Image: The Aviation Media Agency.)

Qatar Airways (QR/QTR) have officially suspended flights from Doha to Birmingham (BHX/EGBB) and Cardiff (CWL/EGFF) airports for Winter 2020 as travel restrictions mean demand isn’t there.

The airline had hoped to resume flights from both airports in October but the current global situation means the airline is focusing on the most profitable routes.

Qatar Airways has also announced significant cuts in capacity on other routes.

The news comes as a particular blow for struggling Cardiff Airport where Qatar Airways is the flagship route for the airport and they will be keeping everything crossed that there are no further suspensions after this winter.

The route is now tentatively scheduled to restart from both airports on the 28th March 2021.

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.