THE first Qatar Airways (QA) non-stop flight from Doha to Skopje touched down at Alexander the Great Airport on Monday.The new route to the capital of Macedonia will be served four times per week with an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.Skopje provides a gateway to a country of dramatic scenery, including beautiful lakes, mountains and charming historic towns. Visitors to Skopje can discover Ottoman-era neighbourhoods, shop in the old bazaar, or visit the lakeside city of Orchid and its picturesque castle. Passengers who would like to experience the unique cultural and cosmopolitan mix of the city can book their tickets on the newly-designed QA website or mobile application.Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ehab Amin, who travelled on board the inaugural flight with Macedonian Ambassador to Qatar, HE Vukica Krtolica Popovska, was greeted by Macedonia’s Minister of Transport and Communications Goran Sugareski; General Manager of Airport TAV Macedonia Alp Er Tunga Ersoy; and Qatari Ambassador to Macedonia HE Hassan bin Abdullah Zaid al Mahmoud, at Alexander the Great Airport, Skopje. The VIP delegates from Doha were offered salt and bread, a traditional Macedonian welcome, as they disembarked the aircraft.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said:”This summer is a busy one for Qatar Airways, as we continue our Eastern European expansion. Our new four-time weekly service to Skopje is a much-anticipated addition to our global route map, which will enable us to connect both business and leisure passengers to and from Macedonia. We look forward to welcoming our passengers on board flights to this captivating city.”General Manager of Airport TAV Macedonia, Alp Er Tunga Ersoy, said:”It is a great pleasure for us to welcome the first Doha-Skopje flight and the entrance of Qatar Airways to the Macedonian market, as one of the most appreciated aviation brands worldwide. Doha will be a very attractive new destination for Macedonian citizens, for both leisure and business.
Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar