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Qatar Airways forced to delay new route launches

CEO Akbar Al Baker blames constraints with aircraft availability.
NEWS, Aviation

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Qatar Airways has blamed “operational reasons” for its decision to switch the launch dates of Azerbaijan and Georgia flights to next year.

Originally slated to start operations on November 30, the new services to the capital cities of Baku and Tbilisi respectively, will now begin on February 1.

"With capacity increases planned on many routes, we face constraints on aircraft availability, therefore decided to revise these two route launch dates and move them to February," said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

“We regret the inconvenience caused, but all steps are being taken to look after passengers already holding bookings,” he added.

Passengers with tickets and confirmed bookings to and from both cities will be rebooked on alternative flights to their final destination.

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