Qatar Airways is set to restart its flight service to Lisbon, Portugal, in June 2024. This move is a key part of the airline's plans to grow its network to over 170 destinations. Flights will operate four times a week from Doha's Hamad International Airport to Lisbon's Humberto Delgado Airport using the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

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Qatar Airways Boosts Flights with Lisbon Route as Part of 2024 Expansion

The airline's Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, expressed excitement about returning to Lisbon and the opportunity to connect passengers from Qatar to various regions like Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Simple Flying reported that this decision comes as part of Qatar Airways' broader efforts to recover from the pandemic's impact on travel. In addition to Lisbon, the airline's 2024 summer schedule includes new flights to Venice, Italy, and Hamburg, Germany. Moreover, the airline will soon add Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to its destinations and has received approval for daily flights between Qatar and Madagascar.

Qatar Airways has also planned an increase in its Doha-Boston service, making it the route's highest frequency since its launch in March 2016. These expansions are a clear sign of the airline's commitment to rebuilding and enhancing its global network.

Doha's Hamad International Airport, a central hub for Qatar Airways, has also seen a significant rise in traffic. The airport reported a 31% increase in passenger traffic and a 22% rise in aircraft movements in 2023. The airport connected to 255 destinations last year and welcomed new airlines, boosting its appeal to global travelers.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who manages the airport, remarked that this growth is a strong indicator of the aviation industry's resilience and adaptability.

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Qatar Airways Teams Up for 'Match for Hope' Charity Football Game

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free are working together as main supporters of the 'Match for Hope' charity football game. This special event, happening on Feb. 23, will bring together famous football stars and other celebrities. Their goal is to raise money and awareness to help children around the world who can't go to school.

As per The Moodie Davitt Report, the teams playing in the match will be led by well-known online personalities AboFlah and Chunkz. Football legends like Ricardo Kaká, Roberto Carlos, Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba, David Villa, and Claude Makélélé will also be there.

This charity match is organized by Q Life, a cultural group from the State of Qatar, along with Education Above All (EAA) and the Qatar Football Association. Qatar Airways, Qatar Duty Free, and Visit Qatar are the official partners for this event.

Qatar Duty Free, a big name in Qatar's sports world, says this event shows how sports can bring people together. All the money made from this event will go to EAA's projects in countries like Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania. The projects will help build classrooms, give out school supplies, connect families to social programs, train teachers, and more.

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser started the Education Above All foundation in 2012. This global foundation works to change lives through education and to reach goals for helping children and communities who need it most.

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