Qatar Airways expands French network with Lyon route

Qatar Airways expands French network with Lyon route

The carrier continues to grow its global network of more than 160 destinations

Qatar Airways has commenced flying to the French city of Lyon with a direct service operated by a Boeing 787-8.

The national airline operates four weekly flights to Lyon on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. 

Speaking about the new route, Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said: “Our expanded network in France is a testament to our successful cooperation, and we look forward to welcoming French and European passengers to travel through our hub, Hamad International Airport, for seamless and captivating journeys to more than 160 global destinations.”

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Chairman of the management board of Aéroports de Lyon, Tanguy Bertolus added: “This new international destination from Lyon illustrates VINCI Airports' know-how in the development of new routes, and demonstrates the quality of its relations with various airlines.

“This connection between the capital of Qatar and Lyon will further strengthen the appeal of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, as well as the Lyon metropolitan area by offering more options to and from the Middle East and Asia.”

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