Award-winning airline’s flight given special welcome on arrival in the Croatian capital
Qatar Airways has carried almost 800,000 customers since it started flying to the famous city
09 May 2022, Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first flight to Zagreb, Croatia on Monday 9 May. The airlines QR217 flight was met on arrival with a traditional water cannon salute.
The arrival was followed by a small ceremony at the airport where officials from Qatar Airways and Franjo Tuđman Zagreb Airport underlined the importance of the service connecting Doha with the Croatian capital, where Qatar Airways has provided service to almost 800,000 passengers from the beginning of its Zagreb operations.
Customers on the departing QR218 flight were given a special Licitar heart, the iconic item that is symbolic of Zagreb and Croatia.
Qatar Airways recently increased its flying schedule to Zagreb, stepping up to five flights a week using a state-of the-art A320 aircraft featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
To mark the anniversary, Qatar Airways has also launched a special fares promotion to the most popular destinations in the network, such as Maldives, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali and Seychelles, offering great savings in both Economy and Business Class.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to expand its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity and options to passengers.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.
The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having now won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and now 2021). The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was recently recognized as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.
In addition to this, Qatar Airways has become the first global airline to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of HIA as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.
These awards provide assurance to passengers across the world that the airline’s health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented on board and at HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.