Qatar Airways has celebrated its first direct non-stop flight from Doha to Mykonos, landing straight onto the popular island on Wednesday. The newly-launched seasonal service will now operate four-times-weekly service from Doha, making it the third Greek destination in the airline’s rapidly expanding global network.
Flights will will operate four-times-weekly from Doha by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class, until September 30.
Mykonos is a world–renowned cosmopolitan island and a paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. The small island is known for its picturesque views and beautiful sandy beaches. There are many things to do in Mykonos such as walking along the narrow streets of Chora, watching the sunset from Little Venice, staying in luxurious hotels and swimming in the clear sea of the Aegean. Mykonos holidays are often combined with holidays to Santorini and other Cycladic islands.
“Today’s inaugural flight to popular Mykonos marks further growth and strengthening bonds between the State of Qatar and Greece,” Baker said, adding that the airline is looking forward to further enhancing the relationship and attract business and leisure travelers from around the world.
“We are looking forward to further enhancing this relationship, connecting Mykonos to Qatar Airways’ extensive global network and helping to open up and develop these attractive destinations for business and leisure travelers from around the world.”
Chief Executive Officer of Fraport Greece, Mr. Alexander Zinell, said: “It is with great pleasure that all of us at Fraport Greece welcome Qatar Airways’ new route from Doha to Mykonos. Mykonians, who have turned their island into a unique global touristic attraction, will now welcome passengers arriving four times a week directly from Doha. This new route offered by our partners from Qatar Airways links these two beautiful and diverse worlds, enabling travellers to reach their destination fast and in five-star comfort.”Qatar Airways currently holds the title of ‘Airline of The Year’ as awarded by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards. In addition to being voted Best Airline by travelers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations for 2018-19, in line with its expedited expansion plans, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey and Málaga, Spain.
Flight Schedule: (30 May-30 September)
Doha (DOH) to Mykonos (JMK) QR 311 departs 08:05 arrives 13:00 (Sat, Sun, Wed, Thu)
Mykonos (JMK) to Doha (DOH) QR 312 departs 14:00 arrives 18:40 (Sat, Sun, Wed, Thu)