Monday, 21 August 2017

Qatar - Prague New Service Started Today

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha landed today at Václav Havel Airport Prague, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic. 

Qatar Airways flew an Airbus A320 to the picturesque Czech city today and in an auspicious beginning the inaugural flight arrived ahead of schedule at 12.50 pm.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker was one of a number of dignitaries who travelled on board the flight, including the Czech Republic’s Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Martin Vítek, and were greeted by Mr. Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, Mr. Pavel Klucky, Director of Department of Near East Area, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ms. Monika Palatkova, General Manager of Czech Tourism.

Read on to find out what Qatar CEO thinks....

Prague, widely recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is known for its striking medieval architecture and old-world ambiance. This Bohemian city offers visitors a wealth of choice of activities, from walking the cobbled streets of the old city to enjoying Prague’s rich tradition of café culture.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to launch daily service to Prague, a long-anticipated addition to our global route network. This exquisite European city will be an extremely popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, providing our passengers the opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the city. The launch of this new service comes at a time when we are expanding our presence in Eastern Europe, as part of our efforts to extend our reach globally. We are tremendously excited to be able to provide passengers the opportunity to visit this magnificent city.”

Mr. Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, said: “The proposed schedule, at two different times of operations, will support connections within the carrier’s network via Doha to Asian and Australian routes. We expect that passengers coming from Prague will be most interested in the connecting flights to Bali, Bangkok, Colombo, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Delhi and Sydney. Czech passengers can look forward to a wider selection of available flights to Asia and Australia and also to comfortable connections to a number of other destinations, such as Windhoek, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Salalah.”
Qatar Airways will operate its daily Prague service with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.

Despite recent diplomatic tensions in the gulf region between the State of Qatar and its near neighbours, the airline, Qatar Airways, is still expanding its network, starting new routes to Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Accra, Ghana; Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Utapao, Thailand; Chittagong, Bangladesh; and Mombasa, Kenya, this year and early next. More destinations are expected to be announced from the rapidly growing airline that's only in its 20th year of operations.

(images courtesy Qatar Airways)

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