LYON, FRANCE- Qatar Airways (QR), one of the world’s leading airlines, has successfully landed its inaugural flight to Lyon, the enchanting French city.
This exciting new direct service, operated by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, will offer four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Further enhancing Qatar Airways’ global network of over 160 destinations.
Qatar Airways First Ever Touch Down at Lyon in France
Passengers on both the flight’s Business Class and Economy Class are treated to a delightful experience. They are greeted with a selection of traditional French delicacies. With a specially curated menu showcasing the finest in French cuisine.
The Director of Commercial and Marketing of Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport, M. Pierre Grosmaire, and Qatar Airways Vice President of Sales, Europe, Mr. Eric Odone, joined forces to welcome the inaugural flight from Doha.
Lyon holds significant importance for Qatar Airways, as it becomes France’s third destination, alongside Paris and Nice. Known worldwide as the culinary capital of France, Lyon boasts a plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants, tantalizing food enthusiasts from around the globe.
Additionally, Lyon’s rich heritage as the birthplace of cinema draws film lovers to the city. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon offers travelers unforgettable culinary experiences. Further hosts film festivals celebrating the magic of the silver screen.
Qatar Airways’ new direct service to Lyon will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Subsequently, featuring 22 Business Class seats and 232 Economy Class seats.
Passengers can enjoy the utmost comfort while enjoying a seamless journey to this captivating destination.
Furthermore, Lyon is an excellent gateway to exploring the nearby Alpine mountain range. Subsequently providing travelers with unparalleled natural beauty and adventure.
Commitment to France
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, expressed his delight at the launch of the inaugural flight to Lyon.
He emphasized the longstanding strategic partnership between Qatar and France. Which is spanning various domains such as diplomacy, trade, and tourism.
The expanded network in France reflects the successful cooperation between the two countries. Qatar Airways eagerly anticipates welcoming French and European passengers to experience seamless and captivating journeys through their state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport.
Tanguy Bertolus, Chairman of the Management Board of Aéroports de Lyon, acknowledged the significance of this new international destination from Lyon.
He highlighted VINCI Airports’ expertise in developing new routes. Further praised the strong relationships with various airlines.
The connection between Qatar’s capital and Lyon will further enhance the appeal of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and the Lyon metropolitan area. Further provides more travel options to and from the Middle East and Asia. This includes popular destinations like Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand.
As Qatar Airways expands its network, the addition of Lyon as a destination reinforces the airline’s commitment to offering unparalleled service and connectivity to travelers around the world.
With its exquisite culinary scene, cultural heritage, and gateway to stunning landscapes, Lyon is set to captivate leisure and business travelers’ hearts.
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