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Qatar Airways moves Heathrow operations to T4

Airline also plans to open first lounge outside Doha at T4 next year.
Heathrow Terminal 4, here we come.
Heathrow Terminal 4, here we come.

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Qatar Airways will move operations at London Heathrow to Terminal 4 (T4) from December 8 this year.

The switch from Terminal 3 follows completion of an upgrade that has given T4 enhanced baggage facilities and a wider selection of restaurants and retail stores.

First and Business passengers and Gold and Silver Privilege Club card holders will be able to access the terminal’s Skyteam lounge.

The airline also plans to open a dedicated lounge for its Premium customers at T4.

The lounge, due to open in the second half of 2011, will be the first of its kind for Qatar Airways outside its operational hub in Doha.

“Qatar Airways’ move to Terminal 4 at London Heathrow allows the airline to further enhance our 5-Star services for our passengers. As one of our busiest routes, London plays an important part in our overall route network and we are delighted to be enhancing our operation there,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways.

“The move will culminate with the building of our first dedicated lounge for our First and Business Class passengers outside of our Doha hub. Qatar Airways will bring the best of its award-winning Premium Terminal concept in Doha to London Heathrow."

Qatar Airways’ fleet now has 93 aircraft, flying to 95 destinations worldwide.

By 2013, it plans to serve 120 destinations with a fleet of 120 aircraft.

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