Qatar Airways has launched flights to Nice, the airline’s second destination in France after Paris.
The Nice flights operate three-times-weekly via Milan. The total number of flights between Qatar and France now stands at 17 a week.
“Our latest destination will help create new jobs and support the local economy in addition to the seasonal traffic to the holiday region of southern France,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker. “Our new flight to Nice offers passengers even more choice and further connectivity across France and Europe. Our hub in Doha provides passengers with great travel options to many cities around the world served by Qatar Airways.”
The launch of flights to Nice sees Qatar Airways’ European route network grow to 21 destinations. Globally, the airline has launched 10 routes since February 2010 – Bengaluru (Bangalore), Copenhagen, Ankara, Tokyo, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Phuket, Hanoi and now, Nice.
Over the next five months, the airline’s growth focuses on Europe with four new destinations Budapest (17 January), Bucharest (17 January), Brussels (31 January) and Stuttgart (6 March). On 6 April 2011, Qatar Airways introduces its 100th destination – the Syrian city of Aleppo.
By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a modern fleet of 120 aircraft. Today, the airline’s fleet stands at 91 aircraft, flying to 95 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America.