Gulf-based air-carrier, Qatar Airways, plans to add two destinations in India this winter as a part of its global expansion plans, a senior airline official said.
“We are adding five new destinations across countries in 2009 and two of them are in India,” Qatar Airways’ Regional Manager (India), Naveen Chawla, told reporters here on Friday.
The new destinations-- Goa and Amritsar -- would be launched during the winters of 2009, Chawla said, adding that “the introduction of the proposed routes is a part of our continuous focus on enhancing connectivity and network.”
Qatar Airways currently operates 58 flights a week across nine Indian cities which include Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Kozhikhode, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Trivandrum and Kochi.
To a question on the rationale behind launching new flights when air-passenger traffic was on a decline in the wake of the global downturn, Chawla said, “We are a network carrier and have a network strategy. We are not deterred by the dropping traffic as we are committed to our passengers on providing good connectivity."