Thessaloniki is well-known for its many archaeological sites and historic structures, including its well-preserved Byzantine mosaics and walls. “The relatively small city is considered an open-air museum of Byzantine history and offers a truly unique cultural experience for everyone,” the Qatar Airways said in an announcement.
Flights between Doha and Thessaloniki will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Qatar aircraft will depart from Doha at 7.40 am to arrive in Thessaloniki at 12.50 pm. The return flight will depart from Thessaloniki at 1.50 pm to arrive in Doha at 6.40 pm.
“Greece has always been one of our most in-demand destinations, and as such, we are delighted to offer our passengers a direct service to Thessaloniki, our second destination in Greece,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker. “By adding Thessaloniki to our global network, we are pleased to offer our Greece-based passengers a gateway to more than 150 destinations worldwide through our hub, Hamad International Airport,” he added.
Qatar Airways currently operates three daily flights to Athens, providing more than 4,000 seats to the Greek capital each week. With the addition of Thessaloniki, this will increase to more than 5,000 seats per week, according to the carrier.
The carrier has also announced the addition of many more destinations to its network in 2017 and 2018 including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Penang, Malaysia.
In its 20th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.