Qatar Airways becomes the first MEB3 carrier to serve Warsaw
Qatar Airways’ Doha to Warsaw
Qatar Airways, which commenced services to Belgrade in Serbia in late November, on 5 December became the first MEB3 airline to launch regular flights to Warsaw (WAW), and now offers four-weekly frequencies on the 3,900-kilometre route from its Doha (DOH) hub. During the launch ceremony, Akbar Al Baker, the airline’s CEO, said: “I sincerely thank our partners in Poland who have been instrumental in the airline’s expansion into this country. I am confident that the demand for services to and from here will steadily grow, allowing us to further increase frequencies.” Michał Marzec, Director of the Warsaw Airport, underlined the benefits: “While a slight decline has been observed in demand levels, it is not the case for premium segments, which are bound to be attracted by the new service.” Notably, one-stop travel to a range of worldwide destinations from Warsaw is now possible, including connections to Australia. Qatar Airways will operate the route using A320s. Another MEB3 carrier, Emirates, will begin to serve Warsaw from Dubai in early February 2013.