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New destinations 2017.

Announced for 2017:-

AKL - Auckland started 5 February 2017
CNX - Chiang Mai starts 12th December 2017 4 times weekly 7th December 2017 31st October 2017 16 December 2016 Routes Online Qatar Press Release
DLA - Douala starts 3 times weekly (Date TBA)
DUB - Dublin started 12 June 2017
KBP - Kiev Borispi - starts daily. From 28th August 2017. Link
KNO - Medan starts 4 times weekly (Date TBA)
LBV - Libreville starts 3 times weekly (Date TBA)
NCE - Nice started 4th July 2017 Link
OHS - Sohar starts 8th August 2017 Link
PRG - Prague started at relatively short notice on 21st August 2017 Link
SJJ - Sarajevo starts 4 times weekly on 31st October 2017. Link
SKP - Skopje started 17th July 2017 Link
TUU - Tabuk starts 19th June 2017 Link never started and would be suspended as of 6th June 2017.
YNB - Yanbu started 9th May 2017 28th March 2017 Link but suspended 6th June 2017.

Announced for 2018:

CBR - Canberra daily Starts 12th February 2018 via SYD. RoutesOnline
GIG - Rio de Janeiro starts 4 times weekly. Starts 30 January 2018.
LAS - Las Vegas starts 8th January 2018 3x weekly on 1st June 2018 Link, RoutesOnline
PEN - Penang, Malaysia, starts three weekly 6th February 2018. RoutesOnline,Press Release, Thread
SCL - Santiago starts 4 times weekly. Starts 30 January 2018.
UTP - U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya, starts four weekly 28 January 2018 Qatar Press Release

Lisbon and Lusaka were not mentioned in http://www.qatarairways.com/be/en/pr...17destinations.

New destinations 2016 can be seen here
New destinations 2015 can be seen here
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Old Nov 28, 16, 7:50 am
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Exclamation New Destinations 2017

Great news for Canberra, GIG, Dublin and more.

Qatar Airways, the award-winning and fastest growing airline in the world, today announced eight more destinations for 2017-18, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways. Joining the Qatar Airways’ route network, which spans more than 150 destinations on six continents around the world, are: Canberra, the airline’s fifth destination in Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Las Vegas, the airline’s 11th destination in the United States; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Medan, Kualanamu International Airport, the airline’s third destination in Indonesia; and Tabuk and Yanbu, the 9th and 10th destinations in Saudi Arabia.


http://www.qatarairways.com/be/en/pr...17destinations
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Old Nov 28, 16, 8:04 am
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But nary a start date announced yet...
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Interesting! Where is Auckland?
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Interesting! Where is Auckland?
Let me guess- you are an Aussie?

We mainlanders say it is on the North Island.

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Old Nov 28, 16, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by remdk View Post
Interesting! Where is Auckland?
Would Auckland not have been announced in the last round of the destinations?

These new destinations, are new announcements opposed to places QR will absolutely fly to in 2017.

There is a difference, and I wouldn't get too excited until you see tickets on sale on the QR website.

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I want to see ex-DUB start-of-the-route prices...

If they follow what they did with AMS, PSA and HEL, the thing will be very interesting
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No CEB?
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I wonder if the load factor for Medan will ever be above 50%
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No CEB?
I believe politics are at play with regards to CEB.

It should appear soon, but I can say no more.

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Old Nov 28, 16, 10:33 am
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Sorry all, my skim of the press release was too skimpy and I did not see paragraph 2 "These newly-announced destinations join the already-announced list of new destinations to start in 2017: Auckland, New Zealand will start 5 February 2017, and will be the world’s longest commercial flight; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Skopje, Macedonia; Libreville, Gabon; Nice, France; Chiang Mai, the airline’s fourth destination in Thailand; and Douala, Cameroon."

zebranz I am not Aussie, I am something much worse. I am British but living in Denmark. "Mind your P's and Q's young man!"

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Old Nov 28, 16, 10:41 am
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I believe politics are at play with regards to CEB.

It should appear soon, but I can say no more.

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In a press conference this arvo, Canberra Airport CEO Stephen Byron confirmed Qatar’s Canberra-Doha service will be “direct” (no Adelaide stopover) and tipped the flight will use "new generation aircraft, most likely the (Airbus) A350”.
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Guess ATL would go 77W (yeah when they get more next year) and releases 77L to LAS?

GIG and SCL-tag would be 77W as well?

DUB with some older airbus 330s? Then we would see more current European destinations with 350s? MXP, FCO? or DUB gets 350 right away?

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Originally Posted by djsflynn View Post
In a press conference this arvo, Canberra Airport CEO Stephen Byron confirmed Qatar’s Canberra-Doha service will be “direct” (no Adelaide stopover) and tipped the flight will use "new generation aircraft, most likely the (Airbus) A350”.
I thought in airline parlance "direct" could include a stop eg DOH-ADL-CBR on same plane would be a "direct" flight. Did he say non-stop?
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
I thought in airline parlance "direct" could include a stop eg DOH-ADL-CBR on same plane would be a "direct" flight. Did he say non-stop?
correct. Direct does not mean nonstop.
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