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Qatar Airways announces new flight to Santorini

Qatar Airways has unveiled a brand-new destination – Santorini, Greece. The airline will begin nonstop flights to the Greek island in June 2022.

Starting 7th June 2022, Qatar Airways will operate 3-flights-a-week between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Santorini Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Doha-Santorini
  • Departure time: 07:50
  • Arrival time: 12:20
  • Flight number: QR209
  • Santorini-Doha
  • Departure time: 13:15
  • Arrival time: 17:15
  • Flight number: QR210
  • Note that flights on Sundays will depart Santorini at 13:20 and arrive in Doha at 17:20

The flights on Tuesdays will run with the following schedule:

  • Doha-Santorini
  • Departure time: 10:10
  • Arrival time: 14:40
  • Flight number: QR209
  • Santorini-Doha
  • Departure time: 15:35
  • Arrival time: 19:35
  • Flight number: QR210

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These flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 12 Business Class seats and 132 Economy Class seats.

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

We are pleased to add Santorini to our global network in 2022, with this exciting new destination joining Athens and Mykonos to become our third gateway in this beautiful country. We are committed to offering our passengers as many seamless one-stop connection choices as possible. This expansion will further solidify our relationship with Greece.

Santorini, famous for its distinctive blue and white architecture and known as Thira, is one of the jewels of the Aegean Sea and it’s popular with visitors looking for wonderful cuisine and hospitality set against the backdrop of some of the most famous views in the world.

Passengers will be able to connect to over 140 destinations across the airline’s network via Doha to Middle East, Asia and Australia. The airline, to give an example of its “enhanced connectivity”, states that passengers can leave Australia on Friday night and arrive in Santorini by Saturday afternoon.

The Doha-based airline will also restart its seasonal flights to Mykonos, Greece, in the same week. It will fly to Mykonos 4-times-a-week. In addition, the airline will increase frequency of flights to Athens to double-daily.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways recently announced an order for Boeing B777-8 Freighter and also announced an order for Boeing B737MAX aircraft.

Featured image by Qatar Airways

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