Qatar Airways announced the resumption of their flight services to Venice, Italy starting from 15 July. The popular tourist destination and major arts and cultural centre will become the airline’s third destination in Italy to resume flights, marking a significant step in the resumption of global leisure travel.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar will also increase flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome, with daily services starting from 13 June.

As one of the only global airlines to have maintained a significant schedule throughout this crisis, Qatar Airways is uniquely positioned to monitor trends in traffic flow and passenger bookings. The airline expects these additional flights to provide further seamless connectivity via Hamad International Airport, with its Asia-Pacific destinations, in particular Australia where the airline continues to operate 21 weekly flights to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker said they are excited to resume services to Venice, one of the most iconic and popular tourist destinations in the world.

Throughout this crisis, our focus has been on helping to take people home and transporting medical aid and essential supplies to impacted regions.

He said that the resumption of services to Venice is a major milestone not just for Qatar Airways, but also for the global tourism industry, indicating the start of the gradual return of international leisure travel. He added that they look forward to supporting the many businesses in Venice that rely on international tourism, expanding flights as demand grows.

Unrivalled during Crisis

During this crisis, Qatar Airways have become the largest carrier flying over 50 million kilometres to repatriate over 1.8 million passengers on over 15,000 flights. This has enabled them to accumulate unrivalled experience of how to safely and reliably carry passengers during these uncertain times.

The wide network of flights during these challenging times has ensured and have kept the carrier up-to-date with the latest in international airport procedures, implementing the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board aircrafts and in Hamad International Airport, recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for sixth year in a row.

We have been the airline passengers can rely on during this crisis and we will continue to ensure the safest and most reliable experience for our passengers as global travel recovers.

Qatar Airways three-weekly flights to Venice will be operated by its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Seats in Economy class.

The airline has also further enhanced its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew, implementing several changes, including the introduction of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits for cabin crew while onboard, as well as a modified service that reduces interactions between the passengers and the crew inflight.

Cabin crew have already been wearing PPE during flights for a number of weeks, including gloves and face masks. Passengers will also be required to wear face coverings inflight, with the carrier recommending travellers to bring their own for better fit and comfort.

To ensure travellers can plan their travel with peace of mind, the airline has extended its booking policies to offer even more choices to passengers. The airline will allow unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if within 5,000 miles of the original destination. The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before 31 December 2020, after which, fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to 31 December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.

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Flight Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

  • Doha (DOH) to Venice (VCE) QR125 Departs: 8:20 am Arrives 1:15 pm
  • Venice (VCE) to Doha (DOH) QR126 Departs: 4:05 pm Arrives 10:30 pm

The national carrier of the State of Qatar has built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade and airports  as a reliable partner during this crisis. With plans for expanding their network and strengthening airline partnerships, the airline is well positioned to continue delivering on its mission to be the airline travellers can trust.

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