12 June 2023, Mykonos, Greece - Qatar Airways is celebrating its fifth anniversary of operating flights between Doha and Mykonos, Greece.
The World’s Best Airline first began flying from Mykonos International Airport on 30 May, 2018, but flights were discontinued during the COVID pandemic before resuming in 2021 as part of a travel bubble. In the past five years, Qatar Airways has flown around 50,000 passengers on its Mykonos service, via Hamad International Airport in Doha and Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 160 destinations.
The seasonal Doha-Mykonos route is currently operated by Qatar Airways’ modern Airbus A320 four times a week on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Mykonos, in the beautiful Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, with its stunning beaches and fun atmosphere, is a firm favourite for travellers from all around the world, particularly from the Gulf region and Australia. For Greek travellers from Mykonos, Australia and Singapore are some of the most popular destinations.
Qatar Airways is renowned for delivering passengers with an award-winning travel experience, including on-demand entertainment, gourmet cuisine, and exceptional service. With the Mykonos route, passengers are rewarded with a seamless and luxurious journey.
Eric Odone, VP Sales Europe, Qatar Airways, said: “We are delighted to celebrate another great year of flights between Doha and Mykonos. This service provides travellers with seamless connectivity to Qatar Airways’ network of more than 160 destinations worldwide via the Middle East’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport. Whether they are travelling for leisure or business, passengers can enjoy an unmatched service in the sky.”
Alexander Zinell, CEO Fraport Greece, said: “On the great occasion of the 5th anniversary of Qatar Airways’ presence at the world-famous Mykonos, I would like to wholeheartedly thank the Qatar Airways team for working so closely with Fraport Greece all these years and realizing one of the most successful summer routes for both parties! We feel honored by this long-term partnership that counts so far 586 flights and 45.664 passengers and we look forward to welcome much more at Mykonos’ outstanding airport in the years to come. We will continue to work with Qatar Airways and all airline partners offering customer-centric airport operations and a safe, unforgettable traveling experience, remaining at the same time committed to our core objectives of sustainability, digitisation, innovation and collaboration”.
Qatar Airways currently operates from two airports in Greece, which also includes three daily seasonal flights from Athens International Airport.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.