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Air India to operate 20 weekly flights to Doha from 3 cities for FIFA World Cup

Air India is set to introduce 20 new flights per week to Qatar from key Indian cities. The added capacity will cater to the surge in demand expected around the football extravaganza in Qatar scheduled in November and December 2022. The flights, to be introduced from October 30, will connect Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai with Qatar’s capital Doha during this period. Thirteen flights per week will operate from Mumbai, four from Hyderabad and three from Chennai. These flights will be in addition to the existing daily flights to Doha from Delhi.

The additional connectivity to Qatar follows Air India’s increase of 14 new flights on its domestic network last month. These additional 14 flights included two new frequencies on each of the Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Bengaluru and Mumbai-Chennai routes, as well as one new frequency on the Mumbai-Bengaluru route. The strengthening of network connectivity is being enabled as more aircraft return to service.

Commenting on the introduction of new flights for Qatar, Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial Officer, Air India, said, “Bringing in the football extravaganza in this part of the world, Air India aims to provide strong connectivity between India and Qatar. Football fans across Indian are excited to be in the stadiums in Qatar where the world’s best football talent will be competing with each other. Our flight schedule has been planned to make the entire travel experience convenient and seamless. Over the past few months, we have been working closely with our partners to return aircraft to service which has resulted in these additional flights. Air India hopes to continue to provide world-class flying experience for landmark sporting events in the future as well.”




Appended is the list of flights that have been added on India-Qatar route:

Flight No. Effective To Days of Ops Origin STD Destination STA Aircraft
AI  0969 30-Oct-22 27-Dec-22 .2..5.7 BOM 09:45 DOH 11:15 B787-8
AI  0970 30-Oct-22 27-Dec-22 .2..5.7 DOH 12:45 BOM 18:30 B787-8
AI  0981 10-Nov-22 25-Dec-22 Daily BOM 14:30 DOH 16:00 A319
AI  0982 10-Nov-22 25-Dec-22 Daily DOH 17:00 BOM 22:55 A319
AI  0969 10-Nov-22 22-Dec-22 1.34… BOM 07:15 DOH 08:45 B787-8
AI  0970 10-Nov-22 22-Dec-22 1.34… DOH 10:15 BOM 16:00 B787-8
Flight No. Effective To Days of Ops Origin STD Destination STA Aircraft
AI  1593 11-Nov-22 25-Dec-22 HYD 08:00 DOH 09:35 A319
AI  1594 11-Nov-22 25-Dec-22 DOH 10:15 HYD 17:00 A319
Flight No. Effective To Days of Ops Origin STD Destination STA Aircraft
AI  1591 10-Nov-22 24-Dec-22 .2.4.6. MAA 07:40 DOH 09:15 A319
AI  1592 10-Nov-22 24-Dec-22 .2.4.6. DOH 10:15 MAA 16:45 A319


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