Qatar Airways, flag carrier airline of Qatar, will launch flights between Turkish capital Ankara and Qatar’s capital Doha, the company announced. Flights will begin on April 5, 2010, and will be made four days a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Qatar Airways already operates daily flights to Istanbul from Doha.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the route expansion further demonstrated the airline’s long-term strategy to develop its international network.

“With four-flights-a-week to Ankara, Qatar Airways will significantly increase capacity to Turkey. Our daily flights to Istanbul route have been performing exceptionally well and by adding another destination in this popular country for business and leisure travellers, we look forward to facilitating traffic to and from Turkey,” Al Baker said.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 75 aircraft to 85 diverse business and leisure cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East, North America and Australasia with plans to top 120 destinations worldwide by 2013.