Qatar Airways Launches Venice Flights

Qatar Airways has launched daily scheduled flights to the Italian city of Venice.

Also dubbed the Floating City with its scenic beauty of canals, Venice becomes Qatar Airways’ third gateway in Italy after Rome and Milan, to where the airline also operates daily flights, bringing the carrier’s Italian presence to 21 services a week.

The Venice – Doha route is served with the Airbus A320 featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system featuring a choice of more than 700 audio and video on demand options. The aircraft is also equipped with a special OnAir service allowing passengers to use their mobile phones onboard for SMS, MMs and emails.

Enrico Marchi, Chairman of SAVE S.p.A., the company that manages Venice Marco Polo International Airport said, “Qatar Airways’ new route from Venice to Doha offers a comfortable and efficient link to the Gulf region and beyond. This new service will be much welcomed by business and leisure passengers travelling to a wide choice of Qatar Airways’ onward destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. This new service re-enforces Venice Airport’s position as the leading airport in North Eastern Italy.”

Apart from Venice, Qatar Airways has added six destinations to its international map this year – Bucharest, Budapest, Brussels, Stuttgart, Aleppo and Shiraz – and is gearing up for more route expansion with a further eight destinations being inducted into the airline’s global network by the end of 2011.