Qatar Airways celebrates 5th anniversary of operations in Prague
Prague Airport for Qatar Airways 5th anniversary
Qatar Airways has celebrated its 5th anniversary of operations in Prague with an event at the airport for the anniversary flight QR292. Together with Prague Airport, the airline celebrated with speeches and refreshments at the gate, including a spectacular cake.
In addition to Ronny de Lange, Regional Manager Central Europe, Qatar Airways, other high-ranking Prague Airport employees, including CEO Jiri Pos, Menzies Aviation Czech Republic Vice President Jiri Petrzilka, and Menzies Aviation Director of Ground handling Petr Chochola were also present at the gate event.
Eric Odone, Qatar Airways VP Sales Europe, said: “In an already special year for Qatar Airways, we are pleased to also recognise and celebrate the 5th anniversary of our flights to and from Prague. In five years, the connection between Prague and Doha has consistently provided travellers from Prague throughout Qatar Airways’ network. It is important for us to provide passengers to and from Prague with an excellent travel experience onboard as well as at our hub, Hamad International Airport.”
Jiri Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, commented: “In the second half of August 2017, a Qatar Airways Airbus A320 landed on the runway of Prague Airport. That was the first time the carrier connected Prague with the capital of Qatar, Doha, by a regular service. Direct flights have provided passengers with a significantly greater option of transfers to the rest of the world, making it easier to reach the Far East, South Asia, and Australia. The potential remains high. Thanks to this route, Prague has been able to offer connections to other 100 destinations with only one transfer. We are very happy that we can celebrate the five-year anniversary of this beautiful cooperation together. We believe that it will soon continue to develop successfully in both the passenger and the cargo segments.”
Qatar Airways currently offers one daily flight to and from Prague and Doha operated on the A320. In another milestone for Prague Airport and Qatar Airways, the route reached 500,000 passengers in August 2022, just before the five-year anniversary.