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Qatar Airways

About Qatar Business Class To The UK & Europe

Since starting its direct flights between Auckland and Doha in 2017, Qatar Airways has had a significant impact on Business Class Flights on sale from New Zealand to the UK / Europe.  For travellers outside of Auckland who prefer to fly from Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown there are options to fly across the Tasman and join the Qatar Airways services from Sydney or Melbourne.

Why Choose Qatar Airways

Fine Travel clients considering flying Qatar Airways for the first time have appreciated knowing:

  • The Business Class seat on the direct flight to Doha is a full lie-flat seat.

  • The flight from Auckland to Doha is approximately 17 1/2 hours

  • Qatar Airways is a One World alliance member.

  • The onboard cuisine is “Dine on Demand” giving you the flexibility to eat when you are ready to eat.

  • From Auckland Airport Qatar Airways Business Class passengers have access to the Qantas Business Class lounge.
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Experience Business Class

Qatar Airways offers lie-flat seats on its Business Class service between Auckland and Doha.  You can read more in our: Review of the Qatar Airways Business Class seats.

Secure Specials with Fine Travel

At Fine Travel we work closely with Qatar Airways to secure the latest Business Class discounts to the UK and Europe for our clients.  Through a direct relationship with Qatar New Zealand based team we can:

  • Save our clients time by investigating travel dates that meet their needs and fit with discounts available.

  • Provide comprehensive itineraries that can be held before payment is required (when compared with the instant purchase option online).

Should you require any date changes, special requests (such as allowances for allergies) or a stopover, we can also arrange these for you, saving time working with Qatar Airway’s call centre.

The Qatar Airways Network

From its base of Doha, Qatar Airways offers direct services to a range of airports in the UK and Europe.  Doha is growing as a stopover destination with packages available to experience and explore the city and surrounds.


  • England (London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester)
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • France
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Croatia
  • Russia

Mixed Class

Qatar Airways is one of the only airlines that offers a Mixed Class airfare from New Zealand to the UK and Europe.  This allows passengers to travel Business Class on the long flight from Auckland to Doha and then to save money by travelling Economy Class from Doha to the UK / Europe.  Other benefits of Mixed Class include:

  • Business Class lounge access in Auckland and Doha
  • Business Class baggage allowance throughout the journey

Discounted Mixed Class airfares are generally on sale at the same time as discounted Business Class airfares.

Flying Qatar Airways from the South Island

Qatar Airways has proven to be a popular option for Fine Travel’s South Island clients who wish to avoid connecting with their international flight in Auckland.  Flying to Sydney or Melbourne to connect with the Qatar Airways flight to Doha provides the opportunity to stop over and visit family and friends, or simply enjoy the Qantas lounges that Qatar Airways passengers have access to.

Finding Discounted Qatar Airways Business Class Airfares

For its Business Class and Mixed Class airfares to the UK / Europe, Qatar Airways releases specific fare classes which must be available on all flights to secure the cheapest Business Class or Mixed Class airfares.  Through our experience selling Qatar Airways, our comprehensive reservations system, we work with our clients to find the dates that the discounted Business Class airfares are available and help them integrate their Qatar Airways flights into their itinerary.