Airline companies are getting ready for the biggest athletic event in the world. As preparation for what will be the greatest athletic event in the world, which will take place in Qatar this winter, Qatar Airways has announced modifications to its flight schedules around the globe.
The airline Qatar Airways is getting ready for the next FIFA World Cup.
Over three million people attended the 2018 FIFA Globe Cup, which was hosted in Russia. This makes the World Cup the biggest athletic event that takes place anywhere in the world. In lieu of the more traditional months of June and July, the competition will be conducted in Qatar over the months of November and December this year. Qatar Airways, which is a partner of the FIFA World Cup, is getting ready for an extremely busy schedule during the months of November and December.
Qatar reportedly made network improvements and informed them to Aeroroutes. Listed below are some of the changes that have been made:
Doha-Amsterdam | Boeing 777-200LR | November 17-December 5, Boeing 787-9 | 1x daily
Airbus A350-900XWB | 1x daily (except December 17 & 19) 17th of November to 20th of December, Doha to Atlanta
Boeing 787-8, twice daily service between Doha and Barcelona; November 17–December 20; travel dates:
Boeing 787-9 | 1x daily (except December 15) Doha-Berlin | November 17-December 16,
One flight every day, on the Airbus A350-900XWB, between Doha and Boston, from November 17 to December 20.
**with the exception of November 18 and December 02, for flights on the Boeing 777-300ER; December 15 and 19, for flights on the Airbus A350-1000XWB | 1 time per day
From the 17th of November to the 20th of December, Airbus A350-1000XWB and Boeing 777-200LR will fly three times daily between Doha and Fort Worth.
From the 17th of November to the 20th of December, Airbus A330/A350-1000XWB/Boeing 777/787 flights will run three times daily between Doha and Dubai.
Five times daily service between Doha and London Heathrow between November 17 and December 20 is provided by a Boeing 777-300ER/200LR.
10 flights each week between Doha and Los Angeles between November 17 and December 20 on a Boeing 777-200LR or an Airbus A350-1000XWB.
Doha to Miami, twice a day, with the Boeing 777-300ER, from November 17 to December 20
Doha–Paris | Boeing 777-300ER | three times daily service | November 17–December 20, 2017–December 20, 2017
Doha–Sao Paulo | Boeing 777-300ER | three times daily service | November 17–December 20, 2017–December 20, 2017
Doha-Zurich | November 17–December 20, Boeing 777-300ER | 10 flights per week
**7 times per week commencing December 4, Boeing 777/Airbus A350
Competition from other airlines getting ready for the World Cup
A recent announcement made by Aerolineas Argentinas revealed that the airline would send many charter aircraft to Doha in order to take football fans to the World Cup in Qatar. At the moment, the Argentine airline is planning to operate a total of six flights, which breaks down to two flights for each of the group stage matches. Should Argentina make it, the airline plans to add more charter flights to accommodate the increased demand.
Due to the vast distance that separates Buenos Aires and Doha, passengers on flights departing from Buenos Aires (EZE) and arriving in Doha (DOH) will have a layover in Rome (FCO) (around 8,288 miles or 13,338 kilometers). Before continuing on to Doha, passengers will have a break that will last for one hour, and the overall flight length will be around 19 hours.
Aerolineas Argentinas will use their Airbus A330-200 aircraft for the World Cup charters. This aircraft has a capacity for 270 passengers and a two-class cabin configuration. The airline’s A330 aircraft are outfitted with 24 lie-flat angle-condor Club Condor seats in addition to 248 conventional economy seats.
The Chief Executive Officer of Aerolneas Argentinas, Pablo Ceriani, had this to say about the charter flights:
This charter service is an excellent chance to bring in more cash, and it is also quite distinctive since it satisfies the Argentinians’ deep-seated enthusiasm for football.
Many airlines will adjust their flight schedules to and from Doha, and some may even begin offering charter flights as part of their preparations for the World Cup. As is our custom, we will keep our readers abreast of all the latest aviation news from around the globe.