- A strong performance on all four services during summer 2018 means passengers will be able to access even more weekly flights to top tourist hot spots in Antalya, Bodrum and Mykonos
- The award-winning airline will also introduce larger, more modern aircraft to two routes, with Antalya operated by A330 and Málaga by the spacious Boeing 777-200LR
DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is delighted to announce the return of its recently-launched seasonal routes to Antalya, Bodrum, Mykonos and Málaga, with more flights and upgraded aircraft on two routes from May 2019.
The award-winning airline will add an extra weekly flight to the Antalya, Bodrum and Mykonos routes from May 2019, as well as upgrading from the A320 aircraft to the larger A330 on all flights to Antalya, with the more spacious Boeing 777 replacing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on all Málaga services.
All four routes to the hugely popular tourist destinations of Antalya and Bodrum in Turkey, Mykonos, Greece, and Málaga, Spain, have shown a consistently strong performance in the four months since being launched in June this year.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted with the exceptionally strong performance of these seasonal routes in the four months since they were introduced.
“The passenger demand for the return of non-stop services to these top tourist hot spots has been very high, so we are thrilled to respond by not only resuming these routes for summer 2019, but also by adding an extra weekly flight to the Antalya, Bodrum and Mykonos schedules.
“We are also pleased to have the opportunity to show our commitment to providing passenger-preferred, market-leading aircraft on our routes with the introduction of the larger A330 on the Antalya service, and the more spacious and efficient Boeing 777 for Málaga.”
As the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the charming coastal town of Málaga in the Southern Spanish region of Andalusia is the third Spanish destination in the Qatar Airways network, and is world-renowned for its stunning beaches and historic architecture.
The four-times-weekly seasonal service to Málaga will be operated by a Boeing 777 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 29 May-29 September 2019.
The picturesque resort city of Bodrum is famous for its many beaches, boutique hotels and seafood restaurants, whilst Antalya, with its white, sandy beaches set against the backdrop of the Taurus Mountains, is known as the ‘Gateway to the Turkish Riviera’. These stunning Turkish destinations are the airline’s fifth and sixth gateways into Turkey, joining Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen Airports, Adana Şakirpaşa Airport and Ankara Airport.
The increased three-times-weekly seasonal service to Antalya will be operated every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 24 May-29 September 2019; with the three-times-weekly seasonal service to Bodrum operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 25 May-28 September 2019.
Set against the crystal blue backdrop of the Aegean Sea, the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos is one of Greece’s most popular island resorts and became Qatar Airways’ third Greek destination when it launched in May 2018, just two months after the introduction of the airline’s Thessaloniki service in March.
The increased five-times-weekly seasonal service to Mykonos for 2019 will be operated every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 22 May-29 September 2019.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. The award-winning airline recently revealed a host of upcoming new global destinations, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia; and Da Nang, Vietnam.
The national carrier for the State of Qatar was recently named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.
Málaga (29 May–29 September 2019)
Doha (DOH) to Málaga (AGP) QR 155 departs 01:30 arrives 08:05 (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun)
Málaga (AGP) to Doha (DOH) QR 156 departs 09:15 arrives 17:15 (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun)
Antalya (24 May–29 September 2019)
Doha (DOH) to Antalya (AYT) QR 315 departs 07:05 arrives 11:30 (Wed, Fri and Sun)
Antalya (AYT) to Doha (DOH) QR 316 departs 12:40 arrives 16:40 (Wed, Fri and Sun)
Bodrum (25 May–28 September 2019)
Doha (DOH) to Bodrum (BJV) QR 317 departs 07:15 arrives 11:55 (Tues, Thurs and Sat)
Bodrum (BJV) to Doha (DOH) QR 318 departs 13:05 arrives 17:30 (Tues, Thurs and Sat)
Mykonos (22 May–29 September 2019)
Doha (DOH) to Mykonos (JMK) QR 311 departs 08:05 arrives 13:00 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
Mykonos (JMK) to Doha (DOH) QR 312 departs 14:00 arrives 18:40 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
Notes to Editors:
About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; Mombasa, Kenya and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 15 Boeing 777 freighters and eight Airbus A330 freighters.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
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Source: Qatar Airways