First Time, Qatar Airways Touches Down in Malta

First Time, Qatar Airways Touches Down in Malta
Qatar Airways' Airbus A320 aircraft fleet. Image source: Qatar Airways.

AVTEN - For the first time, Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Malta, which is marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe. The airline fleet landed at Malta International Airport on Tuesday (6/4/2019).

Operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, flight QR383 was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival at the historic Mediterranean island’s international airport.

“We are delighted to launch direct services to Malta, the latest addition to Qatar Airways’ rapidly expanding European network," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

"Set against the incredible backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta, with its stunning natural attractions and breathtaking architecture, is one of Europe’s most historic and culturally significant destinations."

“With the flexibility of seasonal daily flights in summer, and four-times-weekly services in winter, we look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers alike on board so that they may experience this charming destination for themselves.” 

Malta International Airport CEO, 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.”