British Airways to operate more direct flights between Doha and London
Qatar's economic boom led to a rise of some 10 per cent in the number of passengers carried by British Airways from Doha to London Heathrow and destinations beyond from April to December 2004, the airline's commercial manager for Qatar and Bahrain, Rory Black, said.
This rise, according to Black, has encouraged BA to consider operating direct flights between Doha and London.
Speaking to The Peninsula, Black said, these numbers represented an increase compared to the financial year 2003-2004. BA operates a daily flight between Doha and London Heathrow with Boeing 777 aircraft configured to offer 13 seats in the First class, 48 in Business, 30 in World Traveller Plus- a cross between the Business and Economy classes and 127 in the Economy class.
In addition, BA is also considering the option of deploying the wide-body, long-range Boeing 747-400 aircraft on its Doha route, if the demand justifies, he added.