Qatar Airways notes the high demand for direction from Russia and is going to expand the volume of transportation by launching more capacious aircraft. This was announced by a representative of the sales department of the carrier Alexander Ivashentsev. According to him, a modern Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (up to 296 seats) will perform evening flight Doha - Moscow in March this year. He also added that with the further growth of the tourist flow Airbus A350-1000 (327 seats, 46 of which are business-class) will fly to Moscow. "We now are actively receiving these types of airplanes. Ideally, we would like that Airbus A350-1000 performs flight on this route all three times a day", - underlined Ivashentsev. Now flights to Russia are carried out by Airbus A320, A321 and A330. As Ivashentsev explained, the growth of the tourist flow began after simplification of visa regime for Russians in the summer last year. Now citizens of our country can visit Qatar for up to 30 days and then extend the stay for another month. After that the airline decided to launch the third additional flight on Doha-Moscow line and also began to fly to St. Petersburg. According to the representative of Qatar Airways, the airline is going to expand the geography of its flights to Russia, but the list of cities for the new route network is still kept secret. The company plans to promote Doha, Pattaya and Penang Island in Malaysia on the Russian market.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.