Qatar Airways begins maiden Portugal service

Qatar Lisbon

Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal, a daily B787 Dreamliner, landed at Lisbon Airport (LIS) today, offering 70 tonnes of belly cargo capacity in each direction every week.

Lisbon has also joined Qatar Airways’ air freight network, with the carrier’s cargo arm offering a total capacity of 70 tonnes to and from Portugal each week, and a direct connection to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas via Doha.

In addition to this, Qatar Airways Cargo has a large presence in neighbouring Spain with 47 belly-hold cargo flights to Barcelona and Madrid, including seasonal flights to Malaga each week. The carrier also operates 10 weekly B777 and A330 freighters to Zaragoza, providing more than 950 tonnes of cargo capacity to customers.

Qatar Airways Lisbon service
Present on board the inaugural flight to Lisbon was the Portuguese Ambassador to Qatar, Ricardo Pracana, and Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Simon Talling-Smith. They were met by VIPs including the Qatari Ambassador to Portugal, Saad Ali Al-Muhannadi and the chief executive of Aeroportos de Portugal Thierry Ligonnière.

Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

Lisbon is the fourth new destination to be introduced by the airline this summer following the launch of flights to Izmir, Turkey, and Rabat, Morocco, in May; with Malta at the beginning of June and Davao, Philippines on 18 June; followed by Mogadishu, Somalia, on 1 July; and Langkawi, Malaysia, on 15 October.

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Qatar Airways begins maiden Portugal service
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Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal, a daily B787 Dreamliner, landed at Lisbon Airport today, offering 70 tonnes of belly cargo capacity in each direction every week.
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