Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch scheduled passenger services to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, starting from January 17, 2021. The services will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 12 business class and 120 economy class seats.
Doha – Tashkent Flight Schedule
Qatar Airways will operate two flights every week. On Monday and Friday, flight QR377 will depart from Doha airport at 6.55 pm local time and will arrive at the destination at 12.30 am.
There will also be flights on Tuesday and Saturday, where the flight QR378 will depart Doha airport at 1.50 am and arrives in Tashkent at 4 am.
The new services are expected to boost the trade opportunities and attract tourists, said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker. “We see tremendous growth potentials in Central Asia, and this new service to Tashkent will serve to boost trade opportunities and attract tourists wanting to discover this beautiful destination. Passengers from Tashkent will now have access to more than 140 destinations,” he said.
With the new addition, Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, becomes Qatar Airways’ latest addition to its Asian network.
Qatar Airways received the title ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, organized by Skytrax. The airline also won awards in several business class categories in the ceremony. The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport, was recently recognized as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’ by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021. In addition to this, Qatar Airways is also the first global airline to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax.
Qatar Airways COVID-19 restrictions
With the emergence of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, Qatar Airways has banned passengers from Luanda, Angola; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, Capetown, Durban, South Africa; Lusaka, Zambia; and Harare, Zimbabwe, from boarding its flights. However, the airline will continue to accept passengers to travel to these countries according to the current COVID-19 restrictions.
The restrictions will remain until Qatar Airways receives further guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO). The airline will continue to review the situation daily and take actions based on the emerging information.