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Qatar Airways has upgraded its current double-daily A330 service to an A350, with the first A350 (which launched on October 31st) and the second A350 service, which joiined shortly afterwards on the 3rd of November.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to be the first airline to fly our Airbus A350 to the Maldives. As one of the airline’s most in-demand destinations, we are delighted to be upgrading our aircraft and providing our passengers with the ultimate comfort and services on board one of the most technologically innovative aircraft in the sky.”

Renowned worldwide for its pristine white-sandy beaches, idyllic diving spots and preserved natural wonders, the Maldives is truly one of the world’s most exotic and tranquil leisure destinations. The picture-perfect islands are located in the Indian Ocean and are just five hours from Doha.

Qatar Airways first launched service to the Maldives in December 2001. The airline operated the service using an A330 aircraft, which features 30 seats in Business Class and 275 in Economy Class. 

The Airbus A350 aircraft features a total of 283 seats, with 36 Business class seats and 247 in Economy Class. Thanks to the extra-wide cabin design, passengers on board are offered unparalleled comfort in both cabins, with Business Class fully flat beds and spacious seats in Economy.

With high-definition touch screens and dual-screen function that allows for simultaneous viewing, passengers can enjoy countless entertainment options through the airline’s award winning Oryx One entertainment system, as well as connect to the internet using the OnAir Wi-Fi service.

Doha – Maldives Flight Schedule:

Daily

Doha (DOH) to Maldives (MLE) QR672 departs: 02:10 arrives: 09:00

Maldives (MLE) to Doha (DOH) to QR673 departs: 10:15 arrives: 13:15

Doha (DOH) to Maldives (MLE) QR674 departs: 08:25 arrives: 15:15

Maldives (MLE) to Doha (DOH) to QR673 departs: 20:20 arrives: 23:20