Qatar Airways is to showcase its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft when it commences its new service between Cardiff & Doha next month.
The daily Cardiff-Doha route will, ordinarily, be served by a Boeing B787 Dreamliner, configured with 22 business class and 232 economy seats.
However, Qatar Airways has confirmed that its inaugural flight into the Welsh capital will feature the A350, “in recognition of the aircraft’s links to Wales” – the wings of the aircraft are built at Airbus’ factory in Broughton.
The flight schedules for the new Doha-Cardiff route are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Departs Doha at 0725, arrives into Cardiff at 1250
Departs Cardiff at 1555, arrives into Doha at 0045 the following day
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Departs Doha at 0115, arrives into Cardiff at 0640
Departs Cardiff at 0810, arrives into Doha at 1700
Please note, that until mid-June Qatar Airways will be operating a reduced five times weekly service on the route.
Lastly, the airline is also set to relaunch flights to/from Gatwick airport next month, following a gap of seven years.