Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker landed in Dublin on Thursday to celebrate new direct service between Dublin and Doha.Al Baker was welcomed at the airport by Dublin Airport Chief Executive Kevin Toland; Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison and Sheikh Salman bin Jassim Al Thani from the Qatari embassy in London.Al Baker said Qatar Airways is committed to bringing more visitors to Dublin, boosting tourism to the already popular Irish capital and its neighbouring cities. The new route will also give the people of Ireland the opportunity to connect to more than 150 destinations on the airline's global network via its hub in Doha.Al Baker, said: Dublin has long been on our list of destinations to add to our route map, and I am proud that we are here today to celebrate this important milestone in the history of our airline. We are here to serve the people of Ireland with a world-class service connecting them to business and leisure destinations on our global network. It is also our pleasure to promote Ireland as a tourism destination to our loyal passengers who have already shown their appetite for Dublin.Toland said: We want to express our warmest welcome to Qatar Airways and its new daily route between Dublin and Doha. We welcome tourists from Doha and beyond to enjoy Ireland's traditions and lively culture. There are many great reasons to take a break in Dublin which is a wonderful, vibrant and exciting city. Visitors can explore the city's exceptional museums, take a cycle around town on the city bikes, or take a walk on cobbled roads. A stunning countryside of mountains, lakes and quaint villages are a short trip away from Dublin for everyone to enjoy.
Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar