Qatar Airways has officially launched daily direct flights from Doha to Malta International Airport.
The first flight, operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, landed on June 4. The inaugural service was greeted with a traditional water canon salute, which was followed by a welcome ceremony, attended by Charges d’Affaires of the State of Qatar to Malta, Abdulla Khalid A A Al-Derham; Malta’s Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Dr. Konrad Mizzi; and senior vice president Europe, Qatar Airways, Sylvain Bosc.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker remarked: “With the flexibility of seasonal daily flights in summer, and four-times-weekly services in winter, we look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers alike on board so that they may experience this charming destination for themselves,” he added.
Meanwhile, CEO, Malta International Airport, Alan Borg said: “We are delighted to welcome this award-winning flag carrier to our airline family and to grow our route network further with the addition of Doha. The convenient flight schedule which will be operated by Qatar Airways throughout the year, will certainly strengthen our connections to the rest of the world and allow tourists from new markets outside Europe to discover Malta’s rich history, unique traditions and spectacular underwater world.”