Doha’s Qatar Airways is planning daily nonstop flights to Hong Kong beginning in March, using Airbus A330-200s that later will be replaced with A330-300s. It also wants to add Melbourne, Australia, to its route network in 2006 or 2007.
Next month, it will introduce three-times-weekly services to Madrid and add a fourth flight each week to Berlin. Qatar Airways also wants to extend some UK services to other countries, taking advantage of fifth-freedom traffic rights from points such as Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. A Doha-Nairobi service was introduced this month.