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Qatar Airways makes maiden touch-down in Malta

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Qatar Airways makes maiden touch-down in Malta

New route joins Izmir, Turkey, and Rabat, Morocco, launched earlier in May 2019

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The touch-down of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to the Malta International Airport on June 4, 2019, marked the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe.

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. This was followed by a welcome ceremony attended by the Charges d'Affaires of the State of Qatar to Malta, Abdulla Khalid A A Al-Derham; Malta’s Minister of Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi; and Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Europe, Sylvain Bosc.

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

“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.”

Malta International Airport Chief Executive Officer Alan Borg expressed that the new route is a welcome addition to the carrier’s network across Europe.

“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.”

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The new direct services to Malta will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. As well as enjoying the award-winning in-flight service on board, passengers travelling to Malta will also have access to Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, offering the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.

 

Current Flight Schedule:

Doha (DOH) to Malta (MLA) QR381 departs 01:25 arrives 06:45 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Malta (MLA) to Doha (DOH) QR382 departs 09:20 arrives 15:55 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Doha (DOH) to Malta (MLA) QR383 departs 08:05 arrives 13:25 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Malta (MLA) to Doha (DOH) QR384 departs 17:45 arrives 00:20 +1 (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

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