The flight will operate daily from June 1 and bring the number of weekly flights to the Greek capital up from 14 to 21 per week. The Athens-Doha route will be carried out by Airbus 320, A321 and A330.
The airline, which currently flies to 146 destinations around the globe, will implement frequency increases to its most popular destinations throughout the Middle East and Europe over the next few months.
“Qatar Airways is committed to developing access to a number of destinations within our network which are popular with both our business and leisure travellers”, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said on Sunday.
Along with Athens, the airline will permanently increase weekly frequencies to another six destinations within its network. These include Ta’if, Saudi Arabia; Basra, Iraq; Najaf, Iraq; Gassim, Saudi Arabia; Ankara, Turkey; and Zagreb, Croatia.
The permanent frequency increases will see Ta’if, Zagreb and Ankara begin daily flight services commencing May 16, July 1 and July 3 respectively. Meanwhile, the service to two Iraqi destinations will double from four to eight flights per week with Basra beginning on May 16 and Najaf on June 2, while 10 flights per week will be offered to Gassim as of July 17.
The airline will also increase the weekly frequency of flights to an additional three destinations during the peak summer period, to meet the increase in demand over the holiday season: Alexandria, Egypt; Salalah, Oman and Larnaca, Cyprus. These additional flights will be seasonal only and the routes will revert back to their regular schedules from September 15, October 4 and October 24 respectively.
“Our most current frequency increases in the Middle East and Europe will provide our passengers with more flexibility and choice when it comes to planning their travel for both themselves and their families”, Qatar Airways’ group chief executive added.
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