DOHA: Qatar Airways has started direct service between Doha and Nice, the airline’s second destination in France. Qatar Airways first flight QR 53 operated by a Boeing B787 Dreamliner departed from Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Tuesday, 4 July.
Located on the magnificent French Riviera, Nice has a true cosmopolitan vibe with fashionable boutiques and restaurants, alongside magnificent beaches. The city is also the gateway to the South of France, including popular destinations such as Cannes, St. Tropez, Antibes and the region of Provence, while also being within easy reach of neighbouring Monaco and Northern Italy.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are truly delighted to launch direct service between Doha and Nice. The new route is a sign of our continuous commitment to improving the travelling experience for our passengers, both in France and around the world. With five weekly flights operating between the two cities, passengers from the South of France can now connect to more than 150 destinations world-wide through Doha’s Hamad International Airport.”
Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport Chief Executive Officer Mr. Dominique Thillaud said: “The Qatar Airways flight out of Nice enhances our long haul offering – one of the most complete amongst French city airports – and improves the connectivity out of the region, via the Doha hub. This is therefore excellent news for tourism professionals on the Côte d’Azur and companies in the area who will benefit from a new route for air cargo exports.”
Qatar Airways recently announced its partnership with the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator Monacair, providing passengers arriving in Nice on board the newly-launched direct service the opportunity to seamlessly connect onto a Monacair helicopter flight to Monte Carlo. Likewise, passengers travelling from Monaco to Nice by helicopter will be able to connect at Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport to a choice of more than 150 destinations on Qatar Airways’ global network.
The five weekly flights between HIA and Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport will be served by the Boeing B787 Dreamliner. Qatar Airways currently operates 21 weekly flights between Doha and Paris on board the airline’s ultra-modern fleet of Airbus A380 and A350. The airline also recently opened its luxurious, state-of-the-art Premium Lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
The National Carrier of the State of Qatar recently showcased for the first time its Boeing B777 fitted with the carrier’s award-winning new Business Class experience, Qsuite, at the Paris Air Show. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room.