Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for the first time

  • 11 months   ago
Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for the first time

Qatar Airways' first historically passenger flight to Portugal arrived at Lisbon Airport on Monday, as the airline adds to its quickly growing European network. 

Worked by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, flight QR343 was welcomed with a water gun salute on entry. 

Present on board the debut trip to Lisbon was the Portuguese Ambassador to Qatar, HE Ricardo Pracana, and Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Simon Talling-Smith. 

They were met by VIPs including the Qatari Ambassador to Portugal, HE Saad Ali al Muhannadi and the Chief Executive of Aeroportos de Portugal Thierry Ligonniere. 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker, stated, "We are enchanted to dispatch direct administrations to Lisbon, the most recent expansion to Qatar Airways' quickly growing European system. Lisbon is prestigious for its broad history and culture, flaunting a rich aesthetic and gastronomic legacy. 

"We anticipate inviting business and recreation explorers alike ready with the goal that they may encounter this energetic goal, one of the most established capitals in Western Europe. The new course affirms our pledge to the Portuguese market and will give travelers heading out from Lisbon access to Qatar Airways' broad worldwide course system of in excess of 160 goals around the globe." 


The new everyday direct administrations to Lisbon will be worked by the airline's cutting edge Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 22 situates in business class and 232 seats in economy class. 

Qatar Airways travelers going in business class can unwind in a standout amongst the most agreeable, completely lie-level beds in the sky just as appreciating five-star sustenance and drink administration served 'eat on interest'. Travelers can likewise exploit the airline's honor winning in-flight diversion framework, Oryx One, presenting to 4,000 alternatives. 

The administration opens up a universe of a network for Qatar Airways clients making a trip from Lisbon to goals crosswise over Africa, Asia, and Australia, for example, Maputo, Hong Kong, Bali, Maldives, Bangkok, Sydney and some more. 

Lisbon has additionally joined Qatar Airways' airship cargo arrange, with the bearer's payload arm offering a complete limit of 70 tons to and from Portugal every week, and an immediate association with goals in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas by means of Doha. 

Moreover, Qatar Airways Cargo has a colossal nearness in neighboring Spain with 47 stomach hold payload flights to Barcelona and Madrid, including occasional flights to Malaga every week. The transporter additionally works 10 week after week Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 tankers to Zaragoza, giving in excess of 950 tons of payload ability to clients. 

Qatar Airways as of now works an advanced armada of in excess of 250 aircraft by means of its center, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to in excess of 160 goals around the world. 

Lisbon is the fourth new goal to be presented by the aircraft this late spring following the dispatch of flights to Izmir, Turkey, and Rabat, Morocco, in May; with Malta toward the start of June and Davao, Philippines on 18 June; trailed by Mogadishu, Somalia, on July 1; and Langkawi, Malaysia, on October 15.