CEO of Hermes Airport Wes Porter addressed the gathered media and Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways CCO (with whom he exchanged gifts) at the launch of the oneworld carrier’s Larnaca service: “The arrival of Qatar Airways at Larnaca is an important milestone not only for Hermes Airports but also for the Republic of Cyprus. This new route will not only promote and support tourism development between Cyprus and Qatar, but will also improve the connectivity of Cyprus to the East.”
- Qatar Airways became the final MEB3 carrier to link Larnaca (LCA) with its respective Middle East hub, starting four weekly flights from Doha (DOH) on 29 April. The 2,026-kilometre sector will be operated by the airline’s 144-seat A320s, and will face no direct airport pair competition. Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways CCO said: “Cyprus is a fantastic destination and Qatar Airways is thrilled to be providing this new scheduled service to Larnaca. At Qatar Airways we strive to provide our passengers with a strong global network of business and leisure destinations, and the city of Larnaca is a welcome new addition to our extensive route map.” See how this airport compares to its global airport peers in our weekly ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition.