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Qatar Airways returns to Birmingham Airport after more than three years

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  • Qatar Airways will operate daily flights to and from Birmingham throughout the summer. 
  • The welcome ceremony at Birmingham Airport was attended by Gary Kershaw, UK & Ireland Country Manager, Qatar Airways, Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor, and Nick Barton, Birmingham Airport Chief Executive. 
  • Former F1® driver, David Coulthard, also attended the event to extend his support for Qatar Airways as the Global Airline Partner of Formula 1® ahead of the highly anticipated British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 

Today, Qatar Airways made its first trip back to Birmingham Airport in three years, reestablishing connectivity to the second largest city in the UK with the airline’s surpassed global network of more than 160 locations.

To commemorate Qatar Airways’ global collaboration with Formula One® and the start of the highly anticipated British Grand Prix at nearby Silverstone on 7-9 July, F1® great David Coulthard was also present at the airport event to express his support for Qatar Airways’ return to Birmingham.

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Throughout the summer, the airline, which just won World’s Best Business Class for the tenth time at the Skytrax 2023 World Airline Awards, will operate one flight per day, seven days a week, to and from Birmingham Airport. The flights are flown by a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner with 254 seats: 22 in Business Class and 232 in Economy Class.

The resumption of Birmingham services aligns with Qatar Airways’ ongoing global network expansion following the pandemic; by the end of 2023, the airline will have returned to 10 destinations, and added 4 more routes across two continents.  


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As a result of their Formula 1® partnership, Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Holidays now provide special Formula 1® travel packages to the Qatar Grand Prix in October. These packages include round-trip transportation, lodging, gourmet dining, Paddock ClubTM or Grandstand tickets, and free admission to the Geneva International Motorshow, which will be held in Qatar for the first time this year. Three-night packages start at £854 per person*.