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New destinations 2018
Announced for 2018:

AGP - Málaga, Spain, eff 04JUN18, 4x/week B788, jbflyboy84 in post #5
AYT - Antalya, Turkey, eff 13JUN18, 2x/week A320, jbflyboy84 in post #5
BJV - Milas-Bodrum, Turkey, eff 12Jun18, 2x/week A320, jbflyboy84 in post #5
CBR - Canberra daily Starts 12th February 2018 via SYD. RoutesOnline
CWL - Cardiff starts daily 1st May 2018 RoutesOnline
DAD - Da Nang, Vietnam, eff 19th December 2018, 4x/week B788, Ben_W in post #72
HTY - Hatay, Turkey, eff 04APR18, 3x/week A320, jbflyboy84 in post #5
JMK - Mykonos, Greece, eff 28MAY18, 4x/week A320, jbflyboy84 in post #5
GOT- Gothenburg, Sweden eff: 12Dec18, 5x/week 788, flyiboy in post #68,
GIG - Rio de Janeiro. Postponed indefinitely
LAS - Las Vegas starts 8th January 2018 3x weekly on 1st June 2018 Link, RoutesOnline
LIS - Lisbon, Portugal, eff 01SEP18, 4x/week B788, jbflyboy84 in post #5
MBA - Mombasa, Kenya, eff 11DEC18, 15AUG12 4x/week A320. Qatar Press Release, RoutesOnline
PEN - Penang, Malaysia, starts three weekly 6th February 2018, then due to increase to four weekly. RoutesOnline,Press Release, Thread
SCL - Santiago. Postponed indefinitely
UTP - U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya, starts four weekly 28 January 2018 Qatar Press Release

Announced for 2017:-

AKL - Auckland started 5 February 2017
CNX - Chiang Mai started 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 - started 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 started 8th August 2017 Link
PRG - Prague started at relatively short notice on 21st August 2017 Link
SJJ - Sarajevo started 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.

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

New destinations 2017 can be seen here
New destinations 2016 can be seen here
New destinations 2015 can be seen here
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Old Mar 8, 18, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
Yes. QR plans to add
  • Da Nang


I suggested this to QR via twitter (high on my personal wish list)...
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Old Mar 8, 18, 8:27 pm
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AGP is 'subject to government approval' -- any idea how long this generally takes? Looking to fly this route a few days after launch.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 5:59 am
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Now they fly literally everywhere, (reminds me of Turkish!!!), yet KIX and the rest of Japan aside of NRT/HND, are still being held out. I don't care about Al Baker complaints about time slots, there's no way in hell KIX would be less profitable than Hatay, Luxembourg, Malta... and pretty much more than half of QR routes.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by Sputnikboy View Post
..., there's no way in hell KIX would be less profitable than Hatay, Luxembourg, Malta... and pretty much more than half of QR routes.
You can fly to the announced destinations with an A320. Same can't be said about KIX. Moreover, IIRC they did fly to KIX. Seems that it wasn't profitable.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 10:59 am
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Nice to see the potential for a couple of additional ex-EU starting points on QR. Roll on the opening offers...(casts mind back to wonderful double of PSA-AKL at GBP1600 for two.)
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Old Mar 10, 18, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Mapman View Post
Nice to see the potential for a couple of additional ex-EU starting points on QR. Roll on the opening offers...(casts mind back to wonderful double of PSA-AKL at GBP1600 for two.)
I think MLA will be a good one if it gets the go ahead price-wise but it's not very convenient.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 4:56 pm
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You can fly to the announced destinations with an A320.
It should be a real challenge for CEB and DVO ;-)
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Old Mar 10, 18, 6:12 pm
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It should be a real challenge for CEB and DVO ;-)
Fair enough, but re: the rest of the announced destination it seems to have been a "let's draw a 4,000 mi circle around DOH and pick potentially profitable destination we're not already flying to". They have to fly those A320s somewhere. Considering they wet leased some of them to BA during BA strikes, I doubt they are currently utilised to their fullest extend.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by WorldLux View Post
Fair enough, but re: the rest of the announced destination it seems to have been a "let's draw a 4,000 mi circle around DOH and pick potentially profitable destination we're not already flying to". They have to fly those A320s somewhere. Considering they wet leased some of them to BA during BA strikes, I doubt they are currently utilised to their fullest extend.
Aircraft ownership costs and the costs of their crew are largely the same whether the aircraft are flying or parked. Flying them simply adds a whole raft of eye-watering operating costs. Cardiff et al are unlikely to generate sufficient revenue even to cover these operating costs, never mind the costs of equipment ownership and the fixed costs of associated crew.

A carrier financed along more traditional lines, facing the existential crisis of QR, would have adopted a new business plan, and rationalised its fleet, network and workforce accordingly. But QR is different.
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Old May 5, 18, 1:01 pm
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Hi,
Is QR still planning on launching flights to Málaga in June? I got this email the other day but I am currently searching nonstop flights AGP-DOH for June / July and the first flight I can see is on June 13th. Can we assume this is the actual date or will it be pushed back further? (I think the original launch date was supposed to be June 4th).

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Old May 23, 18, 8:40 am
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Not sure this has already been posted but baker said this recently.

Under what it terms its "expedited expansion plans", Qatar Airways is to serve a host of other new destinations. These, listed by Al Baker during ITB, include Estonian capital Tallinn, Maltese capital Valletta, Cebu and Davao in the Philippines, Langkawi in Malaysia, Da Nang in Vietnam, Bodrum and Antalya in Turkey, Mykonos in Greece, and Malaga in Spain.

Al Baker also indicated that the airline would programme a new Lisbon service "once we get the slot that we have requested", and that there were plans for an additional Scandinavian destination which he was unprepared to name.
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Old May 23, 18, 9:41 am
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GOT, perhaps? A further Scandinavian destination is a bit of a strange choice, I'd say.
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Old May 23, 18, 1:21 pm
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I would assume it's GOT but ARR is also a possibility.
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Old May 23, 18, 4:23 pm
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At least one of Baltic capitals and/or Minsk would make sense to me. EY flights to MSQ have very decent loads, which is not surprising given the closest airports served by ME3 are WAW (shengen visa required), KBP with its current political problems and MOW airports, 800 km away
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Old May 23, 18, 10:49 pm
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MSQ is Minsk

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