Qatar launches flights to Geneva
LAUNCH: Qatar Airways launched scheduled flights to Geneva, its
second destination in Switzerland - flying onwards to New York (Newark)
and signaling the airlineās maiden services to the United States.
Flight QR083 from Doha arrived at Geneva International Airport this
afternoon to a āfiremanās saluteā water arch ceremony, followed by
traditional Swiss music and entertainment.
The flight later continued its journey to New York.
A number of government, business and media VIP dignitaries from Qatar
and the GCC countries was onboard, hosted by Qatar Airways Chief
Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
The Doha - Geneva - New York (Newark) route is served
four-times-a-week with the airlineās state-of-the-art Airbus A330
aircraft in a three-class configuration.
Both Geneva and New York take the airlineās international route
network to 77 cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian
subcontinent, Far East and America. The carrier operates a modern fleet
of 58 all-Airbus aircraft.
On arrival in Geneva, Al Baker said that they are now giving their
passengers from Switzerland a greater choice of destinations to choose
ā I am sure our new direct route linking Doha with Geneva and onwards
to New York will open up excellent opportunities for business and
leisure travellers across our network,ā he said.
ā2007 truly is an eventful year for Qatar Airways with nine new
routes opening up during the course of the 12 months,ā he said.
Qatar Airways has already launched services to Bali, Dar es Salaam,
Lagos, Chennai and Ho Chi Minh City this year.
Starting July 19, Qatar Airways will operate daily non-stop scheduled
services between Doha and Dulles International Airport in Washington DC.
The airline will be the only Middle East carrier flying daily to the US
With a growing international network, more travellers have an
opportunity to use Qatar Airwaysā brand new Premium Terminal at Doha
International Airport, exclusively for departing First and Business