Qatar Airways flies the rainbow from Doha to Mykonos


Doha – Mykonos is now only a non-stop flight away. Qatar Airways started service to the Greek Island, a favorite among LGBT travelers. The Greek island of Mykonos is one of the big gay summer resort destinations in Europe, and also has an increasing popularity from the Gulf Region and India, a region Qatar Airways serves well. LGBT travelers from that part of the world traditionally are looking for gay-friendly holiday-destinations to escape criminal and religious restrictions that put strict limits on their same-sex or transgender lifestyle at home.

Now Qatar Airways will connect Doha with the Greek island of Mykonos. It will be  the third Greek destination for Qatar Airways, following the launch of direct service to Thessaloniki in March 2018

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Mykonos, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, is famous for its white buildings set against stunning turquoise waters. With its cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere, Mykonos is also an ideal starting point from which to begin an island-hopping Greek summer holiday.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Mykonos has long been one of our most sought-after European destinations, and we are very proud to be the first Gulf carrier to serve Mykonos directly. The island’s central location among the Cyclades makes it an extremely attractive holiday destination. We look forward to offering holidaymakers the convenience of direct service to this enchanting island this summer.”

Four weekly seasonal flights to Mykonos Island National Airport will be operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.

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