Qatar Airways’ new daily nonstop route marks the airline’s first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha landed today at Václav Havel Airport Prague, inaugurating the airline’s first-ever passenger service to the Czech Republic. Qatar Airways flight QR 291, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport at 8 am and arrived at Václav Havel Airport Prague ahead of schedule at 12:50 pm.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker travelled on board the inaugural flight with the Czech Republic’s Ambassador to Qatar, HE Martin Vítek, and was greeted by Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport; Pavel Klucky, Director of Department of Near East Area, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Monika Palatkova, General Manager of Czech Tourism.

Prague, widely recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is known for its striking medieval architecture and old-world ambience. This picturesque Bohemian city offers visitors a wealth of choice of activities, from walking the cobbled streets of the old city to enjoying Prague’s rich tradition of café culture.

Al Baker said that they are delighted to launch daily service to Prague, a long-anticipated addition to the airline’s global route network.

This exquisite European city will be an extremely popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, providing passengers the opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the city. The launch of this new service comes at a time when we are expanding our presence in Eastern Europe, as part of our efforts to extend our reach globally. We are tremendously excited to be able to provide passengers the opportunity to visit this magnificent city.’

Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, said that the proposed schedule, at two different times of operations, will support connections within the carrier’s network via Doha to Asian and Australian routes.

We expect that passengers coming from Prague will be most interested in the connecting flights to Bali, Bangkok, Colombo, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Delhi and Sydney. Czech passengers can look forward to a wider selection of available flights to Asia and Australia and also to comfortable connections to a number of other destinations, such as Windhoek (Namibia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Salalah (Oman).’

As part of its rapid expansion strategy in Eastern Europe, Qatar Airways recently launched a direct service to Skopje, with service to Kiev, Ukraine, also commencing this month. Qatar Airways will operate its daily Prague service with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. Now in its 20th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.

Doha-Prague Flight Schedule:

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Doha (DOH) to Prague (PRG) QR289 Departs: 2:30 am Arrives: 7:40 am
Prague (PRG) to Doha (DOH) to QR290 Departs: 9:25 am Arrives: 4:25 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Doha (DOH) to Prague (PRG) QR291 Departs: 8 am Arrives: 1:10 pm
Prague (PRG) to Doha (DOH) to QR292 Departs: 5:10 pm Arrives: 12:10 am (+1)