The airline’s Airbus A320 was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute, followed by a welcome ceremony for VIP delegates.
“Qatar Airways’ new service to Thessaloniki will help reinforce links between the State of Qatar and Greece, and deepen the friendship and co-operation between our two great countries,” outlined H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways. “Our second gateway in Greece, Thessaloniki is a major tourist destination all-year-round offering access to some of Greece’s most famous resorts,” added Al Baker
“The decision by Qatar Airways is a clear indication of the Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport growth potential,” mentioned Alexander Zinell, CEO, Fraport Greece.
The new four times weekly service from Doha to the airline’s second gateway in Greece, following three time daily flights to Athens, commenced just one month ahead of the launch of its third Greek destination, Mykonos.