Qatar Airways, one of the renowned airlines across the globe operated its first flight from Doha to Almaty, Kazakhstan on November 19, 2021. The airline used an Airbus A320 aircraft for the route. Going forward, the new direct service of the airline in the concerned route will be operated with the Airbus A320 only. In the said aircraft, there are 120 Economy Class seats as we as 12 Business Class seats available.
Passengers travelling to Kazakhstan will also have access to Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, offering the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to launch direct services to Almaty, which reflects the close relationship between the State of Qatar and Kazakhstan. Almaty is continuing to grow in popularity with our passengers for both business and leisure purposes, attracting travellers who wish to enjoy its rich culture, cuisine and natural scenery.
“This important new gateway will provide enhanced connectivity to both business and leisure travellers, and will help connect passengers from Kazakhstan to our extensive global network of more than 140 destinations worldwide.”
President of Almaty International Airport, Mr Alp Er Tunga Ersoy, said: “We are very happy to welcome the first passenger flight from Doha by Qatar Airways which is one the 5-star airlines in the world. Citizens of Kazakhstan will enjoy using high-level service quality on board and can discover more than 140 destinations. Besides, we believe that this route will help to develop the relationship between the two countries not only in tourism but also economic and culture. I would like to extend my gratitude to the management of Qatar Airways for their effort to open this route during the COVID-19 pandemic.”