Conviasa to fly to Qatar ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Venezuelan airline Conviasa has announced plans to fly to Doha, Qatar before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which begins on 21 November and will come to end on 18 December. 

This would mark the first Latin American airline to host a direct route to Qatar.

For the love of the beautiful game

Juan Manuel Teixeira, President of Venezuelan aviation authority Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (INAC), said that Conviasa’s strategy of exploiting non-conventional routes is “getting results.” 

The state-owned airline is clearly keen to exploit Latin America’s love for football, by offering a direct route from the capital of Venezuela, Caracas to the capital of Qatar, Doha will make it easy for fans to attend World Cup matches. 

2022 FIFA World Cup
Football is the most popular sport in Latin America. 5 Latin American countries have made it to the group stages for the World Cup. | © AP

This is confirmed by the INAC, who reiterated that the motivation behind this new route is to attract passengers from Latin America to provide them with the opportunity to travel between Caracas and Doha seamlessly. 

The move is already a good advertising point, as Conviasa will be the only airline that is flying with the purpose of the World Cup exclusively. 

The flag carrier of Venezuela will directly to Doha, just like Qatar Airways which serves Brazil and Argentina, and will be one of the three countries to fly to Doha as of now.

President of the INAC Teixeira said that the new Airbus A340-600, the second-longest passenger aircraft, and the wide-body and long-range A340 aircraft will run the Caracas – Doha route. 

Teixeira claims that these latest plans are a part of Conviasa and the INAC’s strategy to reclaim Venezuela’s position as a key connectivity hub for South America. 


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Jasmine Adjallah
Jasmine Adjallah
Jr Reporter - Aspiring to work in a journalism, PR, Communications/media role, Jasmine is using her gap year as an opportunity to learn, gain experience and grow as a person. Interested in the sports, aviation and broadcasting world. At Travel Radar she is a Jr. Reporter working with the publication over Summer 2022.


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