Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport earlier, because the airline provides to its quickly increasing European community.
Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane, flight QR343 was greeted with a water cannon salute on arrival.
Current on board the inaugural flight to Lisbon was the Portuguese ambassador to Qatar, Ricardo Pracana, and Qatar Airways chief industrial officer, Simon Talling-Smith.
Qatar Airways Group chief government, Akbar Al Baker, mentioned: “We’re delighted to launch direct providers to Lisbon, the newest addition to Qatar Airways’ quickly increasing European community.
“Lisbon is famend for its intensive historical past and tradition, boasting a wealthy creative and gastronomic heritage.
“We look ahead to welcoming enterprise and leisure travellers alike on board in order that they could expertise this vibrant vacation spot, one of many oldest capitals in western Europe.”
The brand new day by day direct providers to Lisbon might be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in enterprise class and 232 seats in economic system.
Lisbon has additionally joined Qatar Airways’ air freight community, with the service’s cargo arm providing a complete capability of 70 tonnes to and from Portugal every week, and a direct connection to locations in Europe, the Center East and the Americas through Doha.