Soon in ZagrebQatar Airways has delivered on its promise from late last year and will launch flights from Doha to Zagreb on Wednesday, May 9. Services between the Qatari and Croatian capitals will operate every day via Budapest in neighbouring Hungary. The carrier does not have commercial rights on the Budapest - Zagreb - Budapest sectors. All flights will operate with an Airbus A320 with details available here.
The news will be warmly welcomed by Zagreb Airport management which will look to extend the commendable growth the airport has seen in 2011. Furthermore, the new service will allow passengers from Croatia to transit via Doha and connect onto Qatar Airways’ flights to Asia but also further afield to Melbourne and Perth.
The rapidly growing Qatar Airways has outlined it will launch up to fifteen new routes in 2012. Its CEO, Akbar Al Baker, recently said, “New routes and new aircraft are being introduced at an unprecedented rate to further strengthen what is truly a global network airline. Our mission has been to operate to key business and leisure destinations around the world, but also to underserved markets where others dare not venture into”. The “world’s five star airline” currently operates a network of 109 destinations.