Qatar Airways has come across as remarkably organized lately when it comes to their A380 operations, which almost seemed too good to be true.
Qatar Airways A380
However, it looks like Qatar Airways will be changing up their A380 schedule to all three destinations they’re scheduled to fly the whale jet. It’s only to keep us on our toes, of course:
Qatar Airways A380 Bangkok flights
Last week Qatar Airways announced they would start flying the A380 between Doha and Bangkok as of January 5, 2015. That kind of surprised me. While Bangkok is no doubt a popular destination, it’s not historically a very high yield destination.
They’re now moving up the date they start daily A380 flights to Bangkok to December 1, 2014. The schedule will be as follows:
QR836 Doha to Bangkok departing 1:55AM arriving 12:10PM
QR833 Bangkok to Doha departing 8:45PM arriving 11:55PM
Qatar Airways A380 business class
Qatar Airways A380 Paris flights
Next, a while back Qatar Airways announced they would commence daily A380 flights to Paris as of November 1, 2014, though that has now been moved back to November 4, 2014. The schedule remains as follows:
QR39 Doha to Paris departing 7:55AM arriving 1:10PM
QR40 Paris to Doha departing 3:00PM arriving 11:25PM
They’ve also just announced that they’ll add a second daily A380 flight to Paris as of January 5, 2015. The schedule will be as follows:
QR41 Doha to Paris departing 1:40AM arriving 6:55AM
QR42 Paris to Doha departing 8:50AM arriving 5:15PM
Qatar Airways A380 first class
Qatar Airways A380 London flights
Qatar Airways’ first A380 destination was London Heathrow, with service commencing on October 10, 2014 (I was on the inaugural flight!). The schedule for that flight is as follows:
QR03 Doha to London departing 7:45AM arriving 12:25PM
QR04 London to Doha departing 2:15PM arriving 11:55PM
On top of that, Qatar Airways had announced they would add a second daily A380 flight to London Heathrow as of December 1, 2014, though that has since been canceled. So Qatar Airways is going against the trend of their Middle Eastern counterparts, who are all on track to exclusively operate A380s to London Heathrow.
Qatar Airways A380 business class bar
If I’m following the order here correctly:
- Qatar Airways is launching an A380 flight to Bangkok instead of a second daily A380 flight to London
- Qatar Airways is launching a second A380 flight to Paris on the same date Bangkok service was initially supposed to commence
In other words, Qatar Airways has no damn clue what they want to do with their A380s. 😉
I’m still waiting for them to announce their A350 launch date. They’re the launch customer for the A350 and have announced they’ll begin flying them to Frankfurt as of January, though nothing has been announced beyond that.
Qatar Airways A350