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Qatar Air Opens Heathrow Lounge as It Plans to Increase Flights

January 24, 2012

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Qatar Airways Ltd. will open a business and first-class passenger lounge at Heathrow airport this week, the first such facility outside its home market, as it prepares for growth at the London hub.

The carrier will increase Doha-Heathrow flights to five a day from four at present starting March 25, it said in an e- mailed statement today. The new lounge, to feature shower facilities and offer five-star services, will help the airline serve premium travellers on one of its busiest routes, it said.

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