Qatar Airways debuts Airbus A350 in Greece
Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to Greece.
The airline temporarily upgraded its current triple-daily service to Athens to an ultra-modern A350 this month, with the arrival of the flight greeted by a water canon salute at Athens International Airport.
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, said: “We are extremely proud to be the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to Greece.
“Athens is a key destination on our European network, and we are delighted to be able to provide our passengers travelling to Greece with the ultimate comfort and services on board one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the sky.
“We will have more good news for the Greek market later this year with the upcoming launch of direct services to Thessaloniki, offering our passengers even more opportunity to explore this majestic country.”
Qatar Airways was the global launch customer of the Airbus A350 in January 2015. The award-winning airline has the largest fleet of this aircraft type of any airline in the world and currently operates 22 A350 aircraft across its global network to destinations including Adelaide, Brussels, Geneva, Singapore and Tokyo. The airline is also set to be the launch customer for the new A350-1000 aircraft.
In March the airline will launch non-stop flights to Thessaloniki, its second destination in Greece. The service will operate four times per week from Doha using an Airbus A320 aircraft.