DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today added Armenia to its global route map, and commenced four times weekly service between Doha and Yerevan, connecting the city and country with more than 150 destinations worldwide.
The inaugural flight touched down in the early hours and was greeted by a traditional water salute, Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, who travelled on board the inaugural flight with Armenia’s Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian were greeted at the arrival gate by Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, Deputy General Manager, Mr. Andranik Shkhyan.
Yerevan is the cultural, political and industrial capital of Armenia and offers visiting business and leisure passengers a rich and diverse experience. With a city backdrop of the snow-capped Caucasus mountain range and situated on the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is one of the world’s oldest cities, and is sure to attract visitors from around the world on the new Qatar Airways service which places the city within easy reach.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to commence service to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. As we expand our global network, it is crucial that we connect economically important and powerful regions such as Armenia to our worldwide route offering, in particular those travelling on our latest U.S. route additions of Boston, Los Angeles and soon to be launched Atlanta. Business and leisure passengers from around the world can now connect seamlessly to Armenia through our home and hub, Hamad International Airport.”