Qatar Airways is growing its network back, with the airline planning to fly back to Mykonos, Greece for the summer season.
The airline will operate an Airbus A320, three times a week to Mykonos, allowing connectivity from and to the Middle East and Asia.
Planned operation is as follows:
QR311 DEPART DOH 07:30 ARRIVE JMK 12:05 QR312 DEPART JMK 13:05 ARRIVE DOH 17:05 Commences: 14th May Operates Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays (Summer Seasonal) Booked Equipment: Airbus A320 Data: Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways will operate an Airbus A320 on the Doha – Mykonos route, configured in a two-class configuration with 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class on this route.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker said:
“We first started flying to Mykonos in May 2018 and the route proved very popular with our customers. Due to the global pandemic, we had to suspend services last summer so we are really delighted to be returning helping support Greece’s efforts to restart tourism.
“We know the authorities in Greece are taking precautions to ensure public safety and visitors will be required to adhere to public health measures put in place in view of the pandemic. Equally we will be maintaining our own very high standards. Qatar Airways was the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. We look forward to continuing to provide the safest possible experience for travellers across the world, and expanding upon our role in assisting the recovery of the commercial aviation industry.”
Greek Minister for Tourism, Harry Theoharis, said:
“I am proud to welcome Qatar Airways back to Mykonos. It is very pleasing for us to have our luxury destination included in the planning of the airline’s new summer programme. In this difficult time this development comes when all of our efforts have been put into the safe opening of Greek tourism. ‘All you want is Greece’ is our new motto and with this, we invite friends of Qatar Airways, from all over the world, to visit us.”
Rebuilding the network step by step
Networks will take time to recover from the pandemic – that’s just a given at this point. It’s interesting to see that Qatar Airways are building out their leisure network now, with them anticipating demand to come from leisure passengers, rather than the business sector.
Hopefully, for Qatar and Mykonos, the demand will be high to have the airline return there in future years.
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