Qatar Airways celebrated the return of nonstop flights between Doha and Sofia, which will began on December 16, 2021. This resumption gives Bulgarians and international travellers more options and seamless connectivity to explore the world via the award-winning airline’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The nonstop service is offered by Qatar Airways’ new Airbus A320, which has 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class, each with a 79-inch long, 21-inch broad 180° lie-flat bed. All passengers enjoy the well-known Oryx One on-demand in-flight entertainment system, as well as an unrivalled onboard culinary experience that integrates locally sourced, fresh, and healthful ingredients.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “The resumption of Qatar Airways’ non-stop flights between Doha and Sofia is a testament to both strong demand and our deep commitment to Bulgaria, as we continue to celebrate the airline’s 10-year anniversary of proudly serving the country. These non-stop flights provide Bulgarians with a superior choice to experience the more than 140 destinations that we fly to around the world via the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport. Whether visiting the Middle East for business or enjoying a vacation in the Maldives, Seychelles or Tanzania, our valued Bulgarian passengers can rely on Qatar Airways to deliver an unforgettable five-star travel experience with the highest possible level of health and safety standards.”
“At the same time, Qatar Airways’ reinstated non-stop flights will make it even easier for travellers from around the world to visit Bulgaria – a truly unique country that has something to offer for everyone. With Qatar Airways’ seamless connectivity, our passengers can more readily experience Bulgaria’s breathtaking nature, ancient culture, healing mineral water springs, stunning ski slopes and the magnificent Black Sea shore.”
Mr Rossen Dimitrov, Chief Officer Customer Experience for Qatar Airways, said: “Bulgarians and international travellers alike can expect nothing but the best when they travel on Qatar Airways’ reinstated non-stop flights between Doha and Sofia. Our industry-leading customer experience continues to be recognised as world-class for the excellence we deliver on each and every flight. The award-winning service that has earned Qatar Airways the accolade of Airline of the Year by Skytrax is delivered by a cosmopolitan flight and cabin crew, including Bulgarian nationals who have a strong tradition of serving the airline, and we look forward to welcoming our passengers onboard these newly reinstated non-stop flights.”
Qatar Airways maintains its flexible booking policy, which allows for unlimited changes in travel dates and destinations as well as fee-free refunds for any tickets issued for travel completed by May 31, 2022.
Qatar Airways was named “Airline of the Year” by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation, in addition to winning five other awards, including ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’ The airline maintains its unrivalled position at the top of the industry, having won the top honour for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). HIA was also named the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021,’ scoring first in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.