The FINANCIAL -- Qatar Airways on May 16 added Armenia to its global route map, and commenced four times weekly service between Doha and Yerevan, connecting the city and country with more than 150 destinations worldwide.
The inaugural flight touched down in the early hours and was greeted by a traditional water salute, Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, who travelled on board the inaugural flight with Armenia’s Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Gegham Gharibjanian were greeted at the arrival gate by Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, Deputy General Manager, Mr. Andranik Shkhyan, according to Qatar Airways.
Yerevan is the cultural, political and industrial capital of Armenia and offers visiting business and leisure passengers a rich and diverse experience. With a city backdrop of the snow-capped Caucasus mountain range and situated on the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is one of the world's oldest cities, and is sure to attract visitors from around the world on the new Qatar Airways service which places the city within easy reach.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to commence service to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. As we expand our global network, it is crucial that we connect economically important and powerful regions such as Armenia to our worldwide route offering, in particular those travelling on our latest U.S. route additions of Boston, Los Angeles and soon to be launched Atlanta. Business and leisure passengers from around the world can now connect seamlessly to Armenia through our home and hub, Hamad International Airport.”
The airline will fly the Airbus A320 direct to and from Yerevan on the four-weekly schedule, featuring a two-class cabin configuration comprising of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 Economy Class seats. The new service to Yerevan will also add a total of 48 tonnes of belly-hold capacity weekly on the A320 aircraft, delivering freight between Yerevan and Doha and onwards to Qatar Airways Cargo’s global network.
Passengers flying from Yerevan and onwards to any of more than 150 destinations on Qatar Airways will enjoy a quick and convenient transfer at Hamad International Airport, the newest airport hub in the world. Offering more than 100 retail and dining options and unique services such as a swimming pool, hotel and spa, designed exclusively for those in transit, the airport is sure to further enhance the passengers’ overall travel experience.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 184 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
NEW schedule non-stop Doha (DOH) to/from Yerevan (EVN) - all times local;
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
QR 285 departs DOH at 20:30; arrives EVN at 00:40+1
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
QR 286 departs EVN at 03:25; arrives DOH at 05:20