Iraq and Myanmar among raft of new Qatar Airways routes

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Qatar Airways is to launch five new passenger routes, boost cargo services and increase capacity to destinations served from its Doha hub.

The airline will begin four times weekly Airbus A320 flights to Erbil and Baghdad in Iraq in May and June, respectively.

Additionally, the airline will deploy A320 aircraft on daily flights to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, via Nairobi, from July.

Starting in September, Qatar Airways will launch four times weekly A320 service to Belgrade, via Ankara.

The carrier will resume service to Yangon in Myanmar from October after a four-year break. It will operate the thrice-weekly flights using A319 aircraft.

On the cargo front, the airline will begin weekly service to Muscat, starting 26 March, and twice-weekly service to Seoul and Johannesburg from 1 and 2 April, respectively. The carrier will resume weekly cargo service to Karachi from 3 April.

From 25 March, Qatar Airways will boost the frequency of flights to Jakarta from seven to 10 flights weekly, to Kuala Lumpur from 14 to 17 flights weekly, and to London Heathrow from four to five times daily. The airline will increase the frequency of flights to Milan from 11 flights weekly to double daily, to Algiers from seven to 11 weekly flights, and to Cairo from nine to 12 flights each week.

Qatar Airways will operate 55 weekly flights to Kuwait City, up from 42 weekly flights, six daily flights to Abu Dhabi from 35 weekly and 31 weekly flights to Muscat from 24 weekly.

In addition, the airline will upgrade the aircraft for its cargo services to Milan and Amsterdam to Boeing 777 Freighters from 31 March and 7 April, respectively.