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Qatar makes Spain move

Qatar Airways
is preparing for its first move into Spanish territory with the launch of flights to Madrid, beginning on December 2. The timing of the new scheduled flights between Qatar Airways’ operational hub of Doha, and the Spanish capital coincides with the holiday season and one of the busiest travel periods of the year.
Qatar Airways has unveiled its flight schedules for the Madrid route, operating three-times-a-week with a widebody Airbus A300-600 aircraft in a two-class configuration of 18 seats in Business Class and 232 in Economy. All flights will operate into Madrid’s Barajas International Airport via Rome.

The airline will be the only Gulf-based carrier flying to the Spanish capital, offering convenient connections from the Middle East to Madrid, via Doha.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker (pictured above) said: “Madrid has long been on our wishlist of destinations to fly to and, from December 2, this exciting European city will become a reality.

“The airline is growing at a phenomenal pace opening up new routes by serving capitals and secondary cities across the world, so it was only a matter of time before Qatar Airways would spread its wings to the political and cultural capital of Spain.