Qatar Airways has launched its new direct service from Doha to Santorini, and the resumption of flights to Mykonos island.
As the holiday season gets underway, Qatar Airways is making it easier for travellers to visit the Greek islands with the launch of its new service to Santorini (JTR), and the resumption of flights to Mykonos (JMK).
The first flight from Doha to Santorini took place on Tuesday 7 June and was operated by an A320 aircraft and was welcomed by Senior Executives from Fraport Greece as the aircraft landed at Santorini International Airport for the first time.
The airline marked the occasion by creating a bespoke in-flight food menu, designed to embrace traditional Greek cuisine, with specially decorated cutlery bands for all passengers, and an illustrated menu card for Business Class customers. Passengers were also gifted celebratory cupcakes to mark the occasion.
The island destination joins Athens and Mykonos to become the third Greek gateway to be served by the national carrier of the State of Qatar.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The Greek Isles are a leading tourist destination and an important market for Qatar Airways. There is high interest from across our network for flights to Santorini, specifically in the leisure segment. We are committed to offering our passengers as many seamless one-stop connection choices as possible. I am sure visitors from the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Americas will be pleased to have Santorini served by our airline.”
Seasonal flights to Mykonos resumed on the 3rd of June, with four weekly flights, and flights to Athens have increased to a double daily service, offering greater choice for business and leisure passengers alike.