Qatar Airways announced further expansion of its international network with five new passenger routes. Tanzania, Serbia, Myanmar and Iraq are featured in the airline's passenger route expansion programme over a six-month period starting in May.
Qatar Airways will add a second Tanzanian destination to its African map with the launch of flights to Kilimanjaro. The Serbian capital Belgrade becomes the newest addition to the carrier’s European portfolio in September and the airline returns to Myanmar's capital city Yangon from October 2012.
Two destinations in Iraq – Erbil and capital Baghdad – will be introduced to the carrier’s Middle East network in May and June respectively.
Qatar Airways previously announced the addition of a number of international destinations during 2012 to its network, namely the Rwandan capital Kigali from 21 March 2012, Zagreb (Croatia, 09 May 2012); Perth (Australia 03 July 2012); Mombasa (Kenya 15 August 2012); with dates yet to be revealed for launches to Zanzibar (Tanzania), Helsinki (Finland), and Gassim (Saudi Arabia).