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Qatar Airways Performs Inaugural Flight To Almaty


On 19 November 2021, Qatar Airways, one of the world's best airlines, performed its inaugural flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan. This new network will offer seamless connectivity via the World’s Best Airport to many destinations in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

The first flight, QRO391, which was operated by an Airbus A320 was welcomed with an opening ceremony by several governmment official from Qatar and Kazakhstan.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "We are delighted to launch direct services to Almaty, which reflects the close relationship between the State of Qatar and Kazakhstan. Almaty is continuing to grow in popularity with our passengers for both business and leisure purposes, attracting travellers who wish to enjoy its rich culture, cuisine and natural scenery. "This important new gateway will provide enhanced connectivity to both business and leisure travellers, and will help connect passengers from Kazakhstan to our extensive global network of more than 140 destinations worldwide."

About Qatar Airways:

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the 'Airline of the Year' at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named 'World's Best Business Class ', 'World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge', 'World's Best Business Class Airline Seat', 'World's Best Business Class Onboard Catering' and 'Best Airline in the Middle East'. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline's home and hub, was recently announced as the 'World’s Best Airport' in the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. HIA has been steadily rising in the 'World's Best Airports' rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.

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