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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.

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New destinations 2016 can be seen here
New destinations 2015 can be seen here
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Old Jan 11, 18, 3:21 am
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New Destinations 2018-2019

From florens:

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The launch of GIG and SCL is postponed indefinitely.

Aviação - Voo da Qatar para o Rio é adiado e ainda não tem data - Notícia - Turismo

Google translator: Despite information about the start of Qatar Airways' Santiago-Rio-Doha flight to early 2018, the company informs that the operation is delayed due to the availability of aircraft, with no scheduled start date. The company intends to use the A350 in the connection, in partnership with Latam Airlines, but it still does not have the plane available.
Qatar Airways says however that the flight is confirmed and a date will be announced as soon as the aircraft issue is resolved. The company from Qatar flies daily from Sao Paulo to Doha, with extension to Buenos Aires.

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Old Jan 11, 18, 12:52 pm
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What about Accra? I cannot see any mentioning anywhere but flight attendants confirmed and its even in their on board magazine?
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Old Jan 11, 18, 3:40 pm
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What about Accra? I cannot see any mentioning anywhere but flight attendants confirmed and its even in their on board magazine?
essentially, any new/announced flight that would need to cross Saudi will not be happening anytime soon. (In addition to SFO/LAS).
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Old Jan 11, 18, 3:43 pm
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From florens:
What a shame...
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Old Jan 14, 18, 12:46 pm
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The following should be loaded over the next week or so:
HTY 3x/week A320 eff 04APR18
JMK 4x/week A320 eff 28MAY18
AGP 4x/week B788 eff 04JUN18
BJV 2x/week A320 eff 12JUN18
AYT 2x/week A320 eff 13JUN18
LIS 4x/week B788 eff 01SEP18

Turkish beach destinations haven't been previously announced... getting near the bottom of the barrel me thinks.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jbflyboy84 View Post
Turkish beach destinations haven't been previously announced... getting near the bottom of the barrel me thinks.
No money to be made from A320s sitting on the ground in Doha. Antalya is one of Turkey's major cities, with the population size in the metropolitan area comparable to the whole of Qatar.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 2:51 pm
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Old Jan 14, 18, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by jbflyboy84 View Post
The following should be loaded over the next week or so:
HTY 3x/week A320 eff 04APR18
JMK 4x/week A320 eff 28MAY18
AGP 4x/week B788 eff 04JUN18
BJV 2x/week A320 eff 12JUN18
AYT 2x/week A320 eff 13JUN18
LIS 4x/week B788 eff 01SEP18
I'mm a great fan of spelling out destinations with obscure IATA codes

HTY is Iskenderun, Turkey's very own Alexandria
BJV is Bodrum
AYT is of course Antalya - it's a major airport with something like 25 million passengers a year (OK, lot's of them carried on charter flights)
JMK is Mykonos, an odd choice. Perhaps al Baker has a holiday home there ....


It's about time Lisbon was on the network.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
AYT is of course Antalya - it's a major airport with something like 25 million passengers a year (OK, lot's of them carried on charter flights)
Still makes more sense than Cardiff. I could see a couple Qatari flying to Antalya as a short get-away and plenty of Turks travelling to all parts of the world on QR. I'm not sure if it's going to attract huge numbers of connecting passengers from other parts of the world.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 2:04 am
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Still makes more sense than Cardiff. I could see a couple Qatari flying to Antalya as a short get-away and plenty of Turks travelling to all parts of the world on QR. I'm not sure if it's going to attract huge numbers of connecting passengers from other parts of the world.
THAT of course is the crunch. Turkey attracts very large numbers of Gulf tourists, and Antalya province is a major world tourism destination. But the wider Gulf market is now cut off from Qatar....

But it's silly of us to second-guess these things. Qatar may be desperate to find short-haul destinations to deploy it's aircraft, but I'm sure its network planners have access to MIDT-type data. This may have identified a rich stream of demand we are unaware of. There again they might be throwing darts at a map
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Old Jan 15, 18, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
I'mm a great fan of spelling out destinations with obscure IATA codes

HTY is Iskenderun, Turkey's very own Alexandria
BJV is Bodrum
AYT is of course Antalya - it's a major airport with something like 25 million passengers a year (OK, lot's of them carried on charter flights)
JMK is Mykonos, an odd choice. Perhaps al Baker has a holiday home there .... :eek
Close. We were told a member of the ruling family visited and liked it and said we need to fly there. Same for AGP.
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Originally Posted by jbflyboy84 View Post
The following should be loaded over the next week or so:
HTY 3x/week A320 eff 04APR18
JMK 4x/week A320 eff 28MAY18
AGP 4x/week B788 eff 04JUN18
BJV 2x/week A320 eff 12JUN18
AYT 2x/week A320 eff 13JUN18
LIS 4x/week B788 eff 01SEP18

Turkish beach destinations haven't been previously announced... getting near the bottom of the barrel me thinks.
Have these been announced officially before?
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Old Jan 15, 18, 3:13 am
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Mykonos is also becoming very popular with the Chinese and Far East Asian locals, so it's a sensible addition in my view.

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Old Jan 15, 18, 3:15 am
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Have these been announced officially before?
AGP and LIS were announced in a package a few months back, but no official start dates.
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Mykonos is also becoming very popular with the Chinese and Far East Asian locals, so it's a sensible addition in my view.

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Definitely. I go to Mykonos 2-3 times every summer, and on the Athens-Mykonos domestic flight on Aegean I see dozens of pax connecting from the Doha flights. I predict these flights will be sold out.
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