Qatar Airways launches flights to Serbian capital

November 22, 2012 - 5:37:42 am

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker (centre), is pictured at the Nikola Tesla Airport with (from left) Qatar’s Ambassador to Romania, Saad Mohamed Al Kobaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Nikola Tesla Airport, Velimir Radosavljevi, Serbian State Secretary for Tourism, Goran Petkovi, and the Ambassador of the Serbia to Kuwait and responsible for Qatar, Mihailo Brkic.

DOHA: Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to Serbia, its latest entry into Eastern Europe and the airline’s 11th new route of the year.

The airline inaugurated the first of three weekly services to the country’s capital city of Belgrade, gateway to Serbia’s historic and cultural attractions.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker was joined on the inaugural flight by Mihailo Brkic, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to Kuwait and responsible for Qatar, together with members of the international media.  

Flight QR462 touched down in Belgrade and was received by an airport arrival ceremony, where guests were treated to a traditional Serbian folklore dance performance.

The ceremony was attended by more than 50 local dignitaries, VIPs and media, including Qatar’s Ambassador to Romania Saad Mohamed Al Kobaisi; Serbian State Secretary for Tourism, Goran Petkovi and Chief Executive Officer of Airport Nikola Tesla, Velimir Radosavljevi.

“Serbia’s capital Belgrade is renowned across Europe for its buzzing nightlife and unique cultural attractions. With world-class entertainment and hospitality on offer, we are very proud to provide both our business and leisure travellers worldwide with new seamless connections to one of Europe’s most exciting and vibrant cities,” said Al Baker.

“Similarly, with our new service, we also offer business and leisure travellers from Belgrade with greater connections via our Doha hub to diverse cities such as Johannesburg, Maputo, Kilimanjaro, Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Melbourne, Perth and Dubai,” he added.

Qatar Airways is flying its Airbus A320 on the Belgrade route, featuring 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 Business Class seats and 132 in Economy.  

Belgrade – Doha schedule

(Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)

Depart Belgrade on QR463 at 1505 hrs, arrive in Doha at 2345 hrs 

Doha - Belgrade schedule

(Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)

Depart Doha on QR462 at 0830hrs, arrive in Belgrade at 1350hrs

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