November 19, 2014: Qatar Airways will expand its flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport from 29th March 2015 to a double-daily service.
The new daily flight, operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, will depart Doha at 0945 hrs, arriving in Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 1400 hrs, and return from Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 1500 hrs, arriving back in Doha at 1855 hrs.
Qatar Airways began services to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in 2004. The airline currently operates to three destinations in Turkey – Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (daily flights), Istanbul Ataturk Airport (10-flights-a-week) and Ankara (four-weekly-flights).
The non-stop four-flights-a-week service from Doha to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport was launched on May 22nd this year, marking Qatar Airways' addition of its third route to Turkey. Due to an increase in demand, Qatar Airways added three additional flights from October 26th to Sabiha Gökçen Airport for a daily flight to the airport.
Qatar Airways will also operate a daily, direct scheduled service from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Edinburgh Airport from 1st May 2015. The announcement comes just six months after the successful launch of the five-weekly service on the route and reinforces the airline’s commitment to add additional frequencies on the route, which it announced at the launch.
The daily QR027 outbound service and QR028 inbound service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will give passengers even greater access to the 145 worldwide destinations served by Qatar Airways through its recently opened state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport.