Air New Zealand - NZ*E
Member since 17 May 2015
Total posts 41
Bloomberg are reporting that Qatar Airways will soon fly direct from Qatar to Auckland and onto Chile as part of their expansion in the region. It would make sense that they would code-share with Qantas and possibly LAN - or will they go it alone??
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 May 2014
Total posts 83
The QR presser last year stated would fly to AKL - never mentioned direct DOH-AKL, but perhaps they may.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Good news for Auckland. When ever I am in Auckland I meet people from Chile.
Member since 11 Jan 2013
Total posts 179
Doubt they would codeshare with QF given the EK relationship there. LAN a possibility.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 370
As I understand the announcement, the DOH-AKL route is certainly announced. However, they have only said that it will be 'direct' as opposed to non-stop. Indeed, it could be either. If non-stop, DOH-AKL would beat EK's proposed DXB-PTY, which will bypass QF's SYD-DFW as the world's longest flight.
As far as the SCL route is concerned, I understand this to be DOH-SCL-DOH (via the Atlantic Ocean).
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
Qatar ceo recently announced DOH-AKL and DOH-SCL using 777. They won't be flying AKL-SCL.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 04 Sep 2012
Total posts 102
Another carrier flying to Auckland? I suppose it was only a matter of time before another ME3 carrier hoped on the AKL bandwagon.
I feel AKL is nearing on over-saturation? Trans-tasman is flooded with 10 airlines operating ex AKL. Europe is well served with many airlines offering streamlined 1-2 stop services.
I suppose QR would have comprehensively researched the NZ market, however I feel they will have more leisure travellers flying return to NZ, rather than New Zealanders flying QR to Doha and beyond?
Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
if it's non stop AKL to Doha I imagine it would be a very attractive one stop to Europe from NZ.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
Now on to Christchurch
I'll happily fly another airline who's name is not Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand between Brisbane and Christchurch.
Don't get me wrong both airlines are fine but when you know the crew on both airlines who normally operate these services then something is wrong.
Well qatar don't fly to brisbane... so don't expect BNE - Christchurch anytime soon
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Bloomberg are reporting that Qatar Airways will soon fly direct from Qatar to Auckland and onto Chile as part of their expansion in the region.
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