The first Qatar Airways direct non-stop flight from Doha to Málaga touched down on 13 June at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, where it was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute. The flight was greeted by Qatar Airways Country Manager Iberian Peninsula, Ms. Marimar Laveda, and Málaga Airport Director, Mr. Salvador Merino.
Málaga is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city nestled along Spain´s Costa del Sol in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. The charming coastal city is known for its magnificent climate all year round. Málaga offers a wide variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, such as exploring the historic Roman fort, basking on one of Málaga’s wonderful Mediterranean beaches or visiting one of its many museums.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are truly delighted to launch direct services to Málaga, the jewel of the Costa del Sol and our third Spanish gateway. Málaga offers so much for holidaymakers to enjoy, from its magnificent beaches to its spectacular Andalusian architecture. Qatar Airways’ new direct services to Málaga are timed perfectly to coincide with the summer holiday season, allowing us to connect more visitors to this unmissable destination.
“This new route also reflects the strength of our commitment to the Spanish market, which we currently serve with direct double-daily flights to both Madrid and Barcelona. We look forward to bringing travellers to Málaga, and enabling them to experience all the delights this charming city has to offer.”
Qatar Airways’ new four-times weekly seasonal services to Málaga will be served with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner until 16 September 2018. Qatar Airways currently operates direct double-daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona.
The four weekly seasonal flights to Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. Passengers on board will be able to enjoy the airline´s superior entertainment system, Oryx One, offering up to 4,000 entertainment options to choose from.