(Editors note: Apologies this is a bit late… if you had the week I had…)
It seems that Qatar Airways is trying its hand at different types of routes, with the airline planning to launch a direct service between Doha and Mykonos, Greece.
Mykonos will be the third Greek service that Qatar Airways operates – and will commence operations on 30th May 2018.
The operation is a four times a week service, and looks a bit like this:
Between 30th May to 22nd July, and 5th September to 30 September 2018
Doha to Mykonos QR311 DEPART DOH 07:05 ARRIVE JMK 12:00 Wednesdays QR311 DEPART DOH 08:05 ARRIVE JMK 13:00 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Mykonos to Doha QR312 DEPART JMK 13:00 ARRIVE DOH 17:40 Wednesdays QR312 DEPART JMK 14:00 ARRIVE DOH 18:40 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Commences 30th May Booked Equipment: Qatar Airways Airbus A320
25th July through to 2 September 2018
Doha to Mykonos QR311 DEPART DOH 07:25 ARRIVE JMK 12:20 Wednesdays QR311 DEPART DOH 08:05 ARRIVE JMK 13:00 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Mykonos to Doha QR312 DEPART JMK 13:20 ARRIVE DOH 18:00 Wednesdays QR312 DEPART JMK 14:00 ARRIVE DOH 18:40 Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Commences 25th July Booked Equipment: Qatar Airways Airbus A320 Data: Emirates
The route will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft, configured in a two-class configuration with 12 Business Class seats and 132 Economy Class seats.
On the announcement of the route, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, states:
“Mykonos has long been one of our most sought-after European destinations, and we are very proud to be the first Gulf carrier to serve Mykonos directly. The island’s central location among the Cyclades makes it an extremely attractive holiday destination. We look forward to offering holidaymakers the convenience of direct service to this enchanting island this summer.”
Mykonos joins the 2018 collection of new services which includes Canberra, Australia, Thessaloniki, Greece and Cardiff, UK.
It’s an interesting addition to the network map – and the nature of the service frequency and timings indicate this a summer special.
It would be interesting to see the loads on these services and how well they perform in the medium term. Although I suspect sending anything larger than an Airbus A320 would be a tad overkill…
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