Qatar restores Manchester double daily service

Qatar Airways

MIDDLE East carrier Qatar Airways is to restore four Manchester-Doha flights it axed in 2013 , early in the new year.

The carrier, which competes with Abu Dhabi’s Etihad and Dubai-based Emirates, is increasing its weekly flights from 10 to 14 as it restores its double-daily service.

Ken O’Toole, chief commercial officer at Manchester Airports Group (MAG) said: “We’re delighted that Qatar Airways will increase its long-haul services from Manchester Airport, providing further direct connectivity to Doha and beyond.

“The service will provide increased choice to the 22m passengers living close to Manchester Airport Customer support for ‘Fly Manchester’ has been fantastic with passengers continuing to choose Manchester over other UK airports as we continue to add new destinations to our network and increase frequency on existing services.”

TheBusinessDesk revealed in late 2012 that Qatar was reducing its services from 14 to 10 from March 2013, in favour of a more profitable Heathrow service.