Qatar Airways has announced it is the first airline to ever fly the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 to Greece.
The carrier temporarily upgraded its current thrice-daily service to Athens to an ultra-modern A350 on Monday, with the arrival of the flight greeted by a water canon salute at Athens International Airport.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:
“We are extremely proud to be the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to Greece. Athens is a key destination on our European network
“We will have more good news for the Greek market later this year with the upcoming launch of direct services to Thessaloniki, offering our passengers even more opportunity to explore this majestic country.”
The Airbus A350 aircraft features of 283 seats, with 36 business class seats and 247 in economy.
Qatar’s award-winning airline in March will launch non-stop flights to Thessaloniki, its second destination in Greece.
The four-times weekly new service between Doha and Thessaloniki will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in business class and 132 seats in economy.