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Get ready for some Sunshine: Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to Málaga

Qatar Airways will resume flying to ‘key holiday destination’ of Málaga. The announcement comes after Spain announced that it will welcome international travellers from 7th June 2021.

Starting 2nd July 2021, the Doha-based airline will start flying between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Málaga Costa del Sol Airport. The flights will operate twice-weekly by a Airbus A350-900. The seasonal service will operate from 2nd July until 12th September 2021.

Flight schedule:

  • Doha-Málaga
  • Departure time: 08:00
  • Arrival time: 14:40
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: QR155
  • Frequency: Fridays and Sundays
  • Málaga-Doha
  • Departure time: 15:55
  • Arrival time: 23:55
  • Flight time: 7 hours
  • Flight number: QR156
  • Frequency: Fridays and Sundays

Qatar Airways will deploy a Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring 36 business class seats and 247 seats in economy class. Note that this route will not feature the signature Qsuite business class seats but the normal reverse herringbone seats.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said:

As the world begins to open up again, we at Qatar Airways stand ready to take the lead in supporting the global economic and social recovery as demonstrated by our support for tourism in Spain. Spain has always been a strategically important country for our airline, as reflected by our deep partnership with Iberia and steady rebuild of our Spain network. Our global network continues to rebuild and expand even in these challenging times. Passengers booking with Qatar Airways can do so with complete confidence that they can make changes to their booking should factors outside their control disrupt their travel plans.

Málaga is a firm favourite with holidaymakers around the world, and fully vaccinated travellers will soon be able to visit once again. Málaga is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city nestled along Spain’s Costa del Sol in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. The city offers a wide variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, such as exploring the historic Roman fort, basking on one of Málaga’s wonderful Mediterranean beaches or visiting one of its many museums. Many travellers also combine a trip to Malaga with a visit to the Southern Spain hotspots of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Qatar Airways first started flying to Málaga in June 2018. Once this route resumes, the airline will have 19 weekly flights to Spain: daily flights to Barcelona, 10-weekly flights to Madrid and twice-weekly flights to Málaga.

Qatar Airways recently expanded its strategic partnership with fellow Oneworld member, Iberia. The expanded commercial cooperation will increase the number of destinations available to Iberia passengers from 29 to 36 on Qatar Airways’ network, including new destinations in Angola, Australia, Mozambique, New Zealand and South Africa. Qatar Airways passengers will also benefit from additional connectivity, with the ability to book travel to and from an additional four destinations on Iberia’s network in Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Senegal. As Oneworld alliance partners, Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Iberia Plus members are ensured recognition of their tier status with benefits including access to lounges worldwide, through check-in, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in and boarding plus accrual and redemption of miles, across the partner carriers’ networks.

Meanwhile, the airline recently announced that it will serve more destinations in the United States than pre-pandemic and that it will also increase frequencies on some routes.

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