Qatar Airways’ first direct non-stop commercial flight to Antalya touched down at Antalya Airport earlier, inaugurating the award-winning airline’s newest Turkish destination.
The flight marks Qatar Airways’ seventh gateway into Turkey and is the third new Turkish route for the airline in 2018.
The seasonal service to Antalya will be operated by an Airbus A320 until September 30th.
Antalya is the largest city on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and boasts a 400-mile sweep of white sand beaches and secluded coves.
Visitors can enjoy the many hotels in the coastal resort towns of Alanya, Side, Belek, Kas and Kalkan, or take a trip to Perge, Aspendos, Termesoss, or the Duden Waterfalls.
Divers can explore the sunken city near Kekova, while golf lovers can perfect their swings at the various world-class golf courses in Belek.
Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to launch direct services to Antalya, our seventh gateway into Turkey, only one day after we commenced direct services to the Turkish resort city of Bodrum.
“These new routes reinforce and deepen the already strong ties that exist between the Qatar and Turkey.
“Antalya is a major destination during the summer leisure season, due to its prime location on the country’s beautiful Mediterranean coast.
“We are delighted to now be able to introduce holidaymakers to beautiful Antalya and all it has to offer.”
Qatar Airways’ new twice-weekly service to Antalya offers five-star comfort on its Airbus A320 aircraft, with 12 seats in business and 132 seats in economy class.
The seasonal service will be operated every Wednesday and Sunday.