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Qatar Airways Celebrates the Launch of Inaugural Service Between Doha and Toulouse, France

Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of inaugural service between Doha and Toulouse, France on Tuesday, July 18th. The route will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with an Airbus A330-200.

Qatar Airways' Inaugural Flight Between Doha and Toulouse Touches Down on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - Courtesy Qatar Airways

On Tuesday (July 18, 2023), Qatar Airways announced the launch of inaugural service between Doha and Toulouse France, with the maiden flight, QR047, departing Doha with VIP guests on Tuesday. Esteemed guests onboard the inaugural flight included Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, as well as the Ambassador of France to the State of Qatar, H.E. Mr. Jean-Baptiste Faivre. Upon arrival in Toulouse, the flight was received by the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassem Al Thani, and the Chairman of the Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Mr. Phillipe Crébassa.

At the press event in Toulouse on Tuesday, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

“Qatar Airways’ expanded footprint into France will serve to strengthen the trade, tourism and commercial links between our two countries and, of course, set the stage for future opportunities. Our new routes such as Toulouse, Nice and Lyon consolidate Qatar Airways' position as one of the leading carrier in France in terms of destinations.”

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Phillipe Crébassa, added,

“The opening of this route to Doha today is a proud moment for Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. We are delighted that Qatar Airways, one of the best airlines in the world, has chosen Toulouse to accelerate its development. Travellers from the south-west of France now have a direct route to the Middle East.

Qatar Airways' Schedule Between Doha and Toulouse - Courtesy Qatar Airways

“The Doha hub will facilitate connections with Asia, Africa and Oceania for our French and international customers. This opening also creates new opportunities for international air freight transport from Toulouse. I would like to thank all the tourism promotion and economic development institutions in Toulouse and the Occitanie region that have worked with us on this project.”

From Left: Toulouse-Blagnac Airport’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Philippe Crébassa, and Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker – Courtesy Qatar Airways

Multi award-winning Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar and currently serves over 160 global destinations from their hub in Doha, Qatar. The airline was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ for the seventh time at the 2022 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax, as well as ‘World’s Best Business Class’, World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’

Source: Qatar Airways


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