Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Qatar Airways arrives in Bodrum

Qatar Airways' first non-stop flight from Doha to Bodrum landed on today at the Milas-Bodrum Airport, which is the sixth destination in Turkey the carrier now flies to. The airline has been busy in recent months opening up a raft of new short-haul routes, to make up for the loss of business in not being able to fly to three of its near neighbours as part of a political and physical blockade. 

The airline will further expand its Turkey services with the launch of seasonal flights to Antalya, Turkey, tomorrow, Wednesday. The twice-weekly flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport will feature 12 seats in business class and 132 seats in economy class aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft. The current season service is scheduled to operate until the 28th September, with flights on a Tuesday and a Friday. 

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker commented "Today's inaugural flight to Bodrum, our third new Turkish route in just nine months, demonstrates our commitment to Turkey. We have seen very high demand for services to Turkey, as both business and leisure travellers show great interest in experiencing all this country has to offer. We are tremendously excited to be able to provide passengers the opportunity to visit the beautiful resort city of Bodrum, just in time for the summer holiday season. Passengers from Bodrum now be able to travel seamlessly through our award-winning Doha Hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to any destination in our rapidly-expanding network."

Flight Schedule: (12 June – 28 September)
Doha  to Bodrum QR 317 departs 07:15 arrives 11:55
Bodrum to Doha  QR 318 departs 12:55 arrives 17:20