Qatar Airways hosts press briefing in Italy to celebrate new Pisa flight
The visit, which celebrated Qatar Airways’ new flight to Pisa that started in August, was attended by Abdulaziz Al Jehani, Qatar’s ambassador to Italy.
“Italy is an incredibly important destination in our network and we will keep investing in new routes and increased services in this market,” Al Baker said. “Once the runway extension at Florence Airport is complete, we fully intend to start a service to this historic city, which is so important to tourism in the region. We are also committed to upgrading the aircraft type currently flying to Pisa from an A320 to a wide body model as soon as we receive more aircraft in our fleet.”
Al Baker also gave an update on the status of Qatar Airways’ negotiations with Meridiana Fly for a deal giving it 49 percent stake in the Italian airline.
“We are hoping to have our discussions concluded by the end of January,” he said. “During this period, Meridiana Fly also has to deliver certain conditions and achieve certain targets in its performance. We want Meridiana Fly to be a very strong national carrier with a robust international network, creating jobs for the young people of Italy.”