The carrier will operate three weekly flights to the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province
Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Medan in North Sumatra touched down at Kualanamu International Airport on 15 January 2024.
Medan is the airline’s third destination in Indonesia. The new direct service will complement the airline’s existing routes to Jakarta and Bali.
The new direct service to Medan is operated by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, which includes 22 Business Class seats and 232 Economy Class seats. Doha-Medan flights will operate every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Flight QR966 will depart Doha at 02:40 and arrive in Medan at 13:30. On the return leg, flight QR967 will depart Medan at 19:00 and arrive back in Doha at 22:15.
The inaugural flight included a curated Indonesian menu, featuring dishes such as nasi goreng with beef satay, nasi lemak with prawn sambal and beef rendang.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Badr Mohammed Al-Meer said: “Our commitment to enhancing connectivity and offering passengers in Indonesia world-class travel experiences continues. We look forward to enabling travellers to experience the best of what Medan has to offer while seamlessly connecting them to the most popular destinations around the globe through our multiple-award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport.”
PT Angkasa Pura 2 president director Achmad Rifai added: "We are delighted that Qatar Airways, one of the best airlines in the world, has chosen Medan to expand its footprint.
"Travellers from North Sumatra now have a route to the world via Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha. This route will greatly facilitate global connections and create new opportunities for international air freight transport from Medan as well.”
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com