Qatar Airways Launch New Gothenburg Service
One of the world’s leading airlines, Qatar Airways recently celebrated their first non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg in Sweden. The Inaugural Qatar Airways flight 177, operated by the state-of-the-art Boeing B787 Dreamliner, departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha on Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 8:20 am and arrived at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport in Sweden at 1:00 pm.
Qatar Airways Cargo will significantly benefit from the new service, the air cargo carrier already has a large foothold in the Nordics region, operating belly-hold flights to and from Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, along with four weekly freighters from Oslo.
Overall tonnage from the Nordic region will increase to 1000 tonnes per week as a result of the five weekly wide-body belly-hold flights.
Chief Executive of the Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, “We are tremendously excited to launch direct services to the beautiful city of Gothenburg, a key new addition to our European network. This important new Nordic gateway will provide enhanced connectivity to both business and leisure travellers and will help connect the Swedish people to our extensive global network of more than 160 destinations worldwide. We look forward to bringing visitors to Gothenburg, where they can experience for themselves the delights this charming city has to offer.”
Swedavia Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jonaas Abrahamsson added, “Sweden is Scandinavia’s biggest economy and one of Europe’s strongest economies. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as improved market connectivity is crucial for Sweden’s tourism industry, the business community, and for attracting investment and know-how to the region. We are very pleased that we at Swedavia, together with our regional partners, have been able to present to Qatar Airways the large market potential in the West of Sweden, resulting in the new direct route between Gothenburg and Doha. It is with great pleasure that we welcome this top-of-the-line global airline to Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
“Qatar Airways’ direct route is the result of successful cooperation between Swedavia and regional partners. Together we are showing Qatar Airways the potential in the market of West Sweden. It is with great pleasure Swedavia and our West Sweden partners jointly welcome this top-of-the-line Middle Eastern airline to Göteborg Landvetter Airport.”