Qatari national carrier Qatar Airways took a further step in expanding its network in France with the touchdown of its new direct service from Doha to Toulouse.
The much-anticipated inaugural flight, QR047, makes Toulouse the fourth destination in France for the carrier, following the recent additions of Nice and Lyon.
A warm welcome for QR047 passengers
Passengers embarking on this historical flight from Hamad International Airport (DOH) were treated to a taste of French culture even before take-off.
At the departure gate, they were greeted with a delightful spread of French delicacies accompanied by enchanting music, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey.
Esteemed Guests on Board
Onboard QR047, Qatar Airways welcomed esteemed passengers, including the Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and the Ambassador of France to the State of Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Jean-Baptiste Faivre.
The arrival of the flight at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport was graced by the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassem Al Thani, and the Chairman of the Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Mr. Philippe Crébassa.
The Airbus A330-200
Qatar Airways operates the new direct service to Toulouse using an Airbus A330-200, offering passengers 24 Business Class seats and 236 Economy Class seats. Synonymous with excellence, the inaugural flight provided passengers with a curated French dining menu, featuring the finest flavors of the region.
Additionally, each passenger received a luxurious box of Pierre Hermé macarons and various other giveaways to commemorate this special occasion.
A press conference held by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and the Chairman of the Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Mr. Philippe Crébassa, not only celebrated the new route but also emphasized the potential for collaboration between the two dynamic cities.
The expansion of Qatar Airways into France is expected to strengthen trade, tourism, and commercial ties between the two nations, while opening doors to exciting future opportunities.
Mr. Philippe Crébassa, Chairman of the Board of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, expressed his pride in welcoming the new route to Doha, stating that it is a significant achievement for the airport.
Toulouse residents and travelers from the southwest of France can now enjoy a direct route to the Middle East, facilitated by the bustling hub of Doha.
The connectivity provided by this new route also paves the way for international air freight transport from Toulouse.
The city of Toulouse
Toulouse, often referred to as “La Ville Rose” or the Pink City, is a captivating destination in France with a history spanning over 2,000 years. The city boasts rich musical and artistic traditions, creating a lively and energetic atmosphere for visitors.
Travelers to Toulouse can immerse themselves in nature, art, history, and sports, but above all, they will be captivated by the city’s unique and distinct architecture.
Flight Schedule to Toulouse
For those eager to explore Toulouse, Qatar Airways operates flights every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday (all local time):
- Doha (DOH) to Toulouse (TLS) – Flight No. QR047: Departure 08:25; Arrival 14:40
- Toulouse (TLS) to Doha (DOH) – Flight No. QR048: Departure 16:10; Arrival 23:55
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