On Tuesday, Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to St. Petersburg landed at Pulkovo International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Russia.
Flight QR279, operated by a Boeing Boeing 787 Dreamliner, departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Tuesday 19 December at 07:30, and arrived at Pulkovo Airport at 13:50.
On board the inaugural flight were Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker and His Excellency Mr. Nurmakhmad Kholov, The Russia's Ambassador to the State of Qatar.
To celebrate the airline’s inaugural flight to St. Petersburg, Qatar Airways operated its Boeing B787 Dreamliner, offering on board passengers a flight experience like no other.
In future, Qatar Airways will operate the service with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow. It is an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. The culturally diverse city is filled with historical architectural gems, including the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral.
Qatar Airways has added many new exciting destinations to its network in 2017, including Auckland, New Zealand; Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Nice, France and Prague, Czech Republic, to name a few.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines with one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 20th year of operations, it has over 200 aircraft flying to destinations on 6 continents.