Qatar Airways is planning a further expansion of its India network with new services to Ahmedabad and Nagpur.

The carrier says in a statement that the new services from Doha will increase its weekly capacity between Qatar and India by 25%. Nagpur services will be launched on 23 September and Ahmedabad services on 12 December.

Nagpur is centrally located, in the state of Maharashtra, and Qatar Airways will be the only full-service scheduled international airline to serve the city. It initially planned to start serving Nagpur last year. Ahmedabad is located in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Qatar Airways has been progressively increasing its services to India and won new rights late last year in a revised air services agreement between Qatar and India.

It currently operates 42 weekly flights to six Indian cities, namely Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Trivandrum. Services to Nagpur will be operated two times per week with Airbus A320s and Ahmedabad services will be operated daily with A320s, increasing to 51 the number of weekly India flights Qatar Airways will have.

Qatar Airways will be the only airline operating Doha-Ahmedabad and Doha-Nagpur services, according to Innovata.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news