Qatar Airways will fly to Santorini this summer
Qatar Airways will spread its wings to Santorini. From next June, the Qatari carrier will serve Santorini, the Greek paradise destination.
The first flight to the Greek island will be operated on June 7, 2022, and from this date, Qatar Airways will fly three flights a week between its base in Doha-Hamad International and Santorini-Thira airport. To serve this long-haul flight, the Qatari company intends to use its Airbus A320 type aircraft configured to accommodate 144 passengers in two cabins.
Flights will be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at 7:50 a.m. and Tuesday at 10:10 a.m. The flight takes 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Qatar Airways will find Etihad Airways (which will return there on June 16 at the same pace) and Gulf Air in Santorini. It will then serve the capital Athens twice a day, and the island of Mykonos with four weekly rotations (also returning from the beginning of June).
With the addition of three weekly flights to Santorini, passengers of the Oneworld alliance company “can now enjoy seamless connectivity to more than 140 destinations on the airline’s extensive global network via the world’s best airport, Hamad International Airport, connecting popular destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Improved connectivity means customers can depart Australia on Friday evening and arrive in Santorini on Saturday afternoon.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said in a statement: “We are delighted to add Santorini to our global network in 2022, with this exciting new destination joining Athens and Mykonos to become our third gateway into this beautiful land. We are committed to providing our passengers with as many one-stop connection choices as possible. This expansion will further strengthen our relationship with Greece.”
Thira airport is due to welcome a dozen other new routes in the spring, from easyJet, Eurowings, Flynas, Jet2, Smartwings or Wizz Air among others.
Santorini, famous for its distinctive blue and white architecture and known as Thira, is one of the jewels of the Aegean Sea, and is popular with visitors looking for wonderful cuisine and hospitality, with against the backdrop of some of the most famous sights in the world.