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Qatar Airways shows confidence in Bali

Qatar Airways has shown faith in Bali as a tourism destination by opening 2 offices in Denpasar. Qatar Airways is based in the United Arab Emirates and is ideally placed to bridge the gap between Europe and Asia. Here’s more from BaliDiscovery.

Qatar Airways Opens Denpasar Offices
Bali’s Performance Exceeds Airlines Expectations.

Bali News: Qatar Airways Opens Denpasar Offices
(11/16/2007) On Monday, November 5, 2007, Qatar Airways formally inaugurated its two new offices in Denpasar, Bali. The two offices are located in the Wisthi Sabha Building at the Ngurah Rai International Airport and off the lobby of the Kartika Plaza Hotel in Kuta.

The offices were officially opened by Marwan Koleilat, Senior Manager Commercial Operations Far East, Qatar Airways. Koleilat told the press, that the new Bali route opened in March 2007, had far exceeded the Airline’s expectations and “is among the fasted growing new routes within the airline’s network worldwide.”

“The opening of the Bali office is another milestone in the airline’s business in Indonesia after it previously accelerated its plans to upgrade the aircraft on the Bali route from the Airbus A300 to the larger capacity Airbus A330-220 and Airbus A330-300 aircrafts to cope with the overwhelming number of passengers on the route.”

According to the Jakarta Post, the Airline plans to increase its four flights a week to daily service sometime in 2008, in order to meet unprecedented demand from both Middle Eastern and European travelers. Koleilat also told the Jakarta Post that Qatar Airways was also actively exploring the possibility of non-stop connections between Denpasar and Doha, eliminating the current intermediate stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Qatar Airways currently operate a modern fleet of 58 airplanes to 79 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, the Indian Subcontinent and North America. Aircraft on order mean that the Airline’s fleet will grow to 110 aircraft by 2015.

Qatar Airways is one of the excellent airlines to come out of the Middle East, others including Emirates and Gulf Air. Known for their affordability, reliability and in-flight service, these airlines are bullish on the future. So much so that Qatar has agreed to purchase dozens of new Airbuses and Boeings. Great news that Qatar figures Bali into the big picture.