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Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Izmir lands at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Posted 23 May 2019 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Izmir landed today at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, marking the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway. Qatar Airways flight QR 347, operated by an Airbus A320, was welcomed to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport by a celebratory water cannon salute.

 

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to launch direct services to Izmir, a beautiful coastal city and key business hub. This new gateway to Turkey will strengthen Qatar Airways’ already robust presence in the Turkish market, while providing our passengers travelling from Turkey enhanced connectivity to our extensive global route map of more than 160 destinations. Izmir is also home to the country’s second-largest port after Istanbul, and is a major commercial centre, making it a key destination for business travellers.”

TAV general manager, Erkan Balcı, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Qatar Airways inaugural flight from Doha. Izmir Adnan Menderes airport is the gateway to the world-famous Aegean region, which is home to major cultural and historic attractions, drawing millions of visitors each year from all over the world.”

Three weekly flights to Izmir will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.

 

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