Qatar Airways Announces Frequency Increases, Doubles Weekly Flights to Athens
Qatar Airways is boosting its flights to Athens, Greece, by doubling its frequency.
Presenting Qatar Airways’ ambitious plans at a press conference at ITB Berlin, the company’s Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, announced that 35 destinations the airline flies to are slated to receive an increase in flight frequency this year.
The Greek capital, which is one of the 35 destinations on the list, will soon welcome 14 Qatar Airways weekly flights, up from seven.
Other destinations to see frequency increases scheduled for the year 2023 include Berlin (from 11 weekly flights to 14), Larnaca (from seven weekly to 14), London Heathrow (from 42 weekly to 45) and Zurich (from 10 weekly to 14).
New destinations, flight resumptions
Besides increasing flight frequencies to a number of destinations Qatar Airways serves, Al Baker said plans include the launch of flights to seven new destinations and 11 flight resumptions.
“As the world’s best airline, we are excited to offer more ways of bringing the world together, increasing connectivity and bridging gaps within the travel industry,” Al Baker said at the press conference.
Qatar Airways has over seven new destinations planned for launch in 2023, including Chittagong, Juba, Kinshasa, Lyon, Medan, Toulouse and Trabzon. The airline is also resuming flights to 11 destinations: Beijing, Birmingham, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Davao, Marrakesh, Nice, Osaka, Phnom Penh, Ras Al-Khaimah and Tokyo Haneda.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide. By the end of March 2024 the airline intends to be serving 174 destinations.
“Qatar will continue to be a global hub of connectivity and an ideal destination for tourism, long after the great success of the historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022,” he said, adding that Qatar in 2022 welcomed 1.4 million visitors, who enjoyed the games in a secure and welcoming atmosphere.
During the press conference, Al Baker also revealed Qatar Airways’ new Formula 1 sports sponsorship as well as a multitude of other projects and partnerships lined up for the year 2023, “continuing on the path of bringing people together” all while boosting the tourism industry in the State of Qatar.
“We continue to look forward to our bright future here in Qatar, with multiple projects lined up for 2023 and beyond, such as the Formula 1 partnership and much more,” he added.
Qatar Airways at ITB Berlin
Qatar Airways welcomes all guests to ITB Berlin to visit its exhibition pavilion Hall 2.2, stand 208, 208A until March 9. During the exhibition, the Qatar Airways booth will offer a thrilling Formula 1 sports car simulator experience, showcasing the airline’s most recent sponsorship announcement.
Representing Qatar Airways’ innovative technological adoptions, the booth is also equipped with Qatar Airways’ virtual reality experiences, ‘QVerse’, and a tour of the newly expanded Hamad International Airport terminal, The ORCHARD.
With the slogan “Open for Change”, the world’s leading travel trade show ITB Berlin opened its doors on Tuesday for the first time as an event for B2B visitors only.
ITB Berlin 2023 will run until Thursday, March 9.