(ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, MAY 9 - Qatar Airways has inaugurated
flights from Doha to Zagreb, marking an important event for the
airport as Aviation News reports. Qatar Airways will be the only
Middle Eastern airline with scheduled flights to the Croatian
capital. Flights will operate every day via Budapest. QR947 took
off this morning bound for Zagreb. The return flight will depart
Croatia's busiest airport in the afternoon. Services will
operate with the single aisle Airbus A320. While Qatar won't be
competing with anyone directly, it is bound to take a share of
the passengers heading to the Far East and Australia, which have
up until now been shared amongst Croatia Airlines and Lufthansa.
Qatar Airways has been granted full operating rights between
Budapest and Zagreb, allowing it to sell tickets on the sector.
It will make Zagreb the only capital city in the former
Yugoslavia with a direct air link to Budapest. All of the major
airports in the EX-YU region were left without flights to the
Hungarian capital following Malev's demise earlier in the year.