Qatar Airways announced (07-Mar-2012) details of five further route launches over a six month period from May-2012 - see Route Changes Table for more information. The carrier plans to launch services to Erbil in May-2012 and Baghdad in Jun-2012. The carrier plans to add service to Kilamanjaro from Jul-2012, its second destination in Tanzania. Belgrade service will be added in Sep-2012. The carrier will resume Yangon service in Oct-2012, after suspending the route four years ago. In addition, Qatar Airways announced an expansion to its dedicated freighter services with four new routes: Karachi, Seoul, Johannesburg and Muscat, to be phased in from 26-Mar-2012. The carrier currently operates a fleet of six freighters to 33 destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways is also stepping up the number of flights across its network in phases from 25-Mar-2012, the beginning of the Northern Summer flying schedule:
- Kuala Lumpur: Increased from 14 to 17 weekly frequencies
- Jakarta: Increased from seven to 10 weekly frequencies.
- London Heathrow: Increased from 28 to 35 times weekly;
- Milan: Increased from 11 to 14 weekly frequencies;
- North Africa:
- Gulf region: