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As I’ve mentioned before, Qatar Airways doesn’t usually let us know when it’s going to add a Qsuite equipped aircraft to one of its routes so we’re left to discover the news for ourselves or, if we’re lucky, someone else will notice the change and then let us know.
Recently, reader Jan got in touch to let me know that Qatar Airways has started to offer Qsuites Business Class on one specific pair of flights between Doha and Copenhagen and, upon close inspection, it would appear that it’s also offering Qsuites Business Class on a very limited number of other flights too.
From 1 July 2019 Qatar Airways will increase the number of flights it offers between Doha and Copenhagen by 4 (there will be 18 flights per week in either direction) and that’s when Qsuite availability settles down and becomes predictable.
Between now and 1 July things are a little more complicated.
Right now flights QR161/QR162 operate between Doha and Copenhagen 3x/week (Tue, Thu & Sat) and these flights are operated by a Boeing 777 aircraft fitted with the Qsuite Business Class cabin.
Flights QR159/QR160 fly the Doha – Copenhagen route 4x/week (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun) and on 3 of those days the flights are operated by an old-style 777 which doesn’t offer the Qsuites. On Mondays this flight is operated by a new Airbus A350-1000 which does offer the Qsuite Business Class cabin.
From 1 July 2019 things become simpler as QR161/QR162 become a daily service (with Qsuites) and the QR159/QR160 lose the A350-1000 and continue to be operated by an old-style 777 without Qsuites.
Here’s what that schedule looks like:
QR161 DOH 01:35 – 07:05 CPH (Daily 777 service)*
QR159 DOH 08:00 – 13:30 CPH (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 777)**
QR163 DOH 15:35 – 21:05 CPH (Daily 787 service)**
QR162 CPH 08:20 – 15:35 DOH (Daily 777 service)*
QR160 CPH 17:25 – 00:40+1 day DOH (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 777 service)**
QR164 CPH 22:35 – 05:50+1 day DOH (Daily 787 service)**
*Qsuite Business Class offered daily
**These flights do not offer the Qsuite Business Class cabin
At the time of writing, flights QR161/QR162 are scheduled to offer the Qsuite Business Class cabin through to the end of the current booking period.
It’s great to see the Qatar Airways Qsuites continuing to be rolled out on more routes (although it would be nice if Qatar Airways let us know when this was happening!)
Copenhagen isn’t one of the European cities from which we generally see many great Business Class fares so most of us will have to either pay the going rate or use miles if we want to fly the Qsuites out of Denmark.