The first non-stop flight of Qatar Airways from Doha to Bodrum landed earlier this week at Milas-Bodrum Airport, marking the airline’s sixth gateway in Turkey and the third new Turkish route in just nine months.

QR Bodrum inaugural flightQatar Airways flight QR 317, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) at 7:15 am and arrived at Milas-Bodrum Airport at 11:55 am, where it was welcomed by a traditional water canon salute. The airline will further expand its services to Turkey with the launch of seasonal flights to Antalya, Turkey, just one day after the launch of direct flights to Bodrum.

Bodrum is set on the Bodrum Peninsula, which stretches from Turkey’s southwest coast to the Aegean Sea. The picturesque resort city is famous for its many beaches, boutique hotels and seafood restaurants. Visitors can cruise around the peninsula, spot celebrities in stunning resorts or relax on beaches in nearby Gümbet.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said that the inaugural flight to Bodrum is a demonstration of their  commitment to Turkey.

We are tremendously excited to provide passengers the opportunity to visit the beautiful resort city of Bodrum, just in time for the summer holiday season. Passengers from Bodrum will now be able to travel seamlessly through HIA, to any destination in our rapidly-expanding network.’

Qatar Airways’ twice-weekly flights to Milas-Bodrum Airport will be operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. The seasonal service will be operated every Tuesday and Friday until 28 September 2018.

Flight Schedule: (12 June – 28 September)

Doha (DOH) to Bodrum (BJV) QR 317 Departs 7:15 am Arrives 11:55 am (Tue, Fri)
Bodrum (BJV) to Doha (DOH) QR 318 Departs 12:55 pm Arrives 5:20 pm (Tue, Fri)

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