Qatar Airways confirmed that it is the first ever airline to fly Airbus A 350 to Greece. The airline has upgraded its current triple-daily service to Athens to an ultra-modern A 350, with the arrival of the flight greeted by a water canon salute at Athens International Airport.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, 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 today 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.”
The Airbus A 350 comprises a total of 283 seats, with 36 Business class seats and 247 in Economy Class. The airline will also be introducing non-stop flights to Thessaloniki in March, its second destination in Greece.
The four-times weekly new service between Doha and Thessaloniki will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.