Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to the Mediterranean island of Malta landed at Malta International Airport recently, marking 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 island. This was followed by a welcome ceremony attended by officials and VIP representing Qatar and Malta.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said they are delighted to launch direct services to Malta, the latest addition to the airline’s 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, according to 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 CEO Alan Borg, said they too, are delighted to welcome the award-winning flag carrier to their airline family.
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.’
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. Aside from 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, with the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and so much more.
Malta is the third new destination to be introduced by the airline this summer. Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via Hamad International Airport to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Current Flight Schedule:
Doha (DOH) to Malta (MLA) QR381 Departs 1:25 am Arrives 6:45 am (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Malta (MLA) to Doha (DOH) QR382 Departs 9:20 am Arrives 3:55 pm (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
Doha (DOH) to Malta (MLA) QR383 Departs 8:05 am Arrives 1:25 pm (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Malta (MLA) to Doha (DOH) QR384 Departs 5:45 pm Arrives 12:20 +1 am (Tues, Thurs, Sat)
For updates and more flight information, visit qatarairways.com.