DOHA: Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch flights to St. Petersburg, Russia later this year, doubling the Russian routes operated by the airline.
The new daily service, which starts on December 19, 2017, will operate between Doha and St Petersburg with Airbus A320 aircraft offering 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways said, “St. Petersburg is a very welcome addition to the Qatar Airways route map, and clearly shows the importance of the Russian market to us. There is enormous potential for extending our reach in Russia, thanks to its huge population and economic significance. It also offers a truly unique experience for visitors, especially to St. Petersburg, with its incredible Imperial history as the former Russian capital.”
Qatar Airways first started flying to Russia in 2004, and now, 13 years later, the airline offers three daily flights between Doha and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).