Qatar Airways Announces Seven New Destinations; Penang, Osaka & Others To Resume This Year

Qatar Airways Announces Seven New Destinations; Penang, Osaka & Others To Resume This Year

Qatar Airways announced new destinations, resumptions and frequency increases during the ITB Berlin 2023, the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show.

Qatar Airways Announces Sever New Destinations For 2023

During today’s ITB Berlin 2023 press conference, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced new destinations and announced flight resumptions and frequency increases. To begin with, he announced there will be seven new destinations Qatar Airways is launching this year:

  • Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Juba, South Sudan
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lyon, France
  • Medan, Indonesia
  • Toulouse, France
  • Trabzon, Turkey

All above destinations is planned to launch in 2023 however, the exact dates of commencement is not yet revealed.

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights To 11 Destinations

Not only the introduction of new routes, the airline will be resuming flights to 11 currently-suspended destinations:

  • Beijing, China
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Davao, Philippines
  • Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Nice, France
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE
  • Tokyo Haneda, Japan

The most eye-cathcing destination that are resuming will be Osaka and Haneda as well as Buenos Aires. Currently Qatar Airways only flies to Tokyo Narita which creates a very full flight when traveling to Japan so I hope with the resumption of flights to Japanese cities, the load factor will be light.

Buenos Aires is one of the route I took few years ago with a techical stop at Sao Paulo. It is considered one of the longest flight in the network and I am glad this fifth-freedom route is coming back again.

Outside of the new routes and resumptions, ther will be frequency increases on 35 routes.


During the ITB Berlin 2023, Qatar Airways announced route expansions, resumptions and frequency incrases that are planned to commence this year. Although there are no route expansions to the Americas, I am glad that the airline is resuming flights to some of my favorite cities such as Buenos Aires and Osaka.

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