Adding yet another destination to its portfolio, Qatar Airways has officially launched daily services to the Italian city of Pisa.
Serviced by an Airbus A330, the inaugural flight landed at 06:55 and was greeted by a traditional water canon salute as well as a special welcome ceremony.
Pisa represents the fourth Italian city to be served by the Qatari carrier, and joins Milan, Rome and Venice.
Enthusing on the launch was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “Pisa is an important addition to our route map, strengthening our ties with the people of Italy by offering them another opportunity to connect with more than 150 business and leisure destinations. We are equally delighted to be giving our loyal passengers from around the globe the chance to visit the beautiful city of Pisa and the surrounding region of Tuscany.”
Meanwhile, president, Tuscany Airports, Marco Carrai, who was aboard the inaugural flight, said: “Our region continues to open up to the world thanks to the agreement with Qatar Airways and the opening of the new service between Pisa and Doha. This new route gives us the opportunity to enlarge the new network to business and leisure connections throughout Asia and Africa. This is one of the most prestigious milestones in the history of Tuscan Airports, as the benefits for our region will soon be under the eyes of all. This is an achievement that Tuscany Airports can really be proud of.”