Qatar Launches Flights to Birmingham

Qatar Airways has inaugurated the airline’s fourth United Kingdom gateway with direct flights between Doha and Birmingham, connecting the city with more than 150 destinations worldwide. With eight flights per week, including two flights on a Saturday, the new route offers business travellers more convenience when flying to the important transport, retail, event and conference hub in the UK.

The Birmingham route is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration, comprising of 22 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 232 standard seats in Economy. All seats include individual television screens, with the latest inflight entertainment of up to 3,000 options. Passengers can also stay connected thanks to the wifi option available throughout the aircraft.

“We are delighted to commence service to Birmingham, our fourth UK gateway,” says Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker. “This vibrant and economically powerful region represents an important addition to our worldwide network and is a testament to our commitment to the UK.”

Qatar Airways now operates 73 flights per week to the UK, with 42 flights per week to London Heathrow, 16 to Manchester, seven to Edinburgh and eight to Birmingham, from Hamad International Airport.

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