Qatar to fly to St Petersburg

DOHA, Qatar, 9 October 2017:   Qatar Airways will launch daily flights to St. Petersburg, Russia this December, doubling its Russian routes.

The new daily service, due to start 19 December, will operate between Doha and St. Petersburg with an Airbus A320, offering 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.

St Petersburg, (Leningrad in the USSR era)  is home to the country’s incredible art collections, legendary Hermitage Museum, and internationally-recognised historic buildings. It is noted for its elegant canals and rich Imperial history.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “St. Petersburg is a very welcome addition to the Qatar Airways route map, and clearly shows the importance of the Russian market to us.”

Qatar Airways first started flying to Russia in 2004, and now, 13 years later, the airline offers three daily flights between Doha and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport (DME).

The airline is planning further expansion this year and in 2018, adding services to Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Cardiff in the UK.

Qatar Airways has received a number of major accolades this year, including Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world’s best airline.

Flight Schedules

Doha (DOH) to St. Petersburg (LED) QR279 departs 0730 arrives 1350 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat)

St. Petersburg (LED) to Doha (DOH) QR280 departs 1725 arrives 2330 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat)

Doha (DOH) to St. Petersburg (LED) QR281 departs 1555 arrives 22:10 (Wed, Fri, Sun)

St. Petersburg (LED) to Doha (DOH) QR282 departs 2315 arrives 0520 (+1) (Wed, Fri, Sun)

(Source: Qatar Airways)