Inaugural Qatar Airways flight lands at Dublin Airport
To celebrate this special occasion, the airline flew its nextgeneration Airbus A350 aircraft to Dublin, giving guests and key media the opportunity to tour the aircraft.
This was the first time a commercial passenger Airbus A350 aircraft has landed on Irish soil and the feedback from those on board was positive.
Going forward, Qatar Airways will operate its daily Dublin service with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has a two-class configuration including 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The launch of our new service to Dublin is an important milestone for Qatar Airways.
The new service will connect the Irish people with more destinations globally and provide them the opportunity to experience our five-star service.
We look forward to welcoming our new passengers on board and to connecting them to Doha and beyond.”
daa Chief Executive, Mr. Kevin Toland, said: “We want to express our warmest welcome to Qatar Airways and its new route between Dublin and Doha.
This is a fantastic addition to our selection of destinations, and it is a great opportunity to boost Ireland’s tourism.”
The launch of the new route to Dublin will be Qatar Airways’ first-ever service to the Republic of Ireland, giving passengers easier access to the Middle East, Asia and Australia, with seamless connections to Sydney, Hong Kong, Melbourne and many more attractive destinations.
Dublin is a hub for more than 1,000 leading multi-national companies and the daily non-stop service will connect both business and leisure travellers to the airline’s extensive network.