Qatar Airways has announced the launch of new direct flights to the Turkish city of Hatay, further developing the close relationship between the State of Qatar and Turkey.
The new three-times weekly route, which becomes the carrier’s fifth gateway in Turkey, will commence on 4 April and be served by an Airbus A320.
Hatay, also known as Antakya, was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire, and is known for its many well-preserved ancient Roman mosaics, as well as its traditional products including olive oil soap, fine silk and delicious local cuisine.
His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of this new route, which reflects the close relationship between the State of Qatar and Turkey. And Turkey itself is continuing to grow in popularity with our passengers for both business and leisure purposes, attracting travellers who wish to enjoy its rich culture.
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Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Hatay