Qatar Airways celebrated 5 years of operations in Greece and hosted a Gala Dinner for 180 guests on the 1st December 2010 at Grande Bretagne Hotel. The event was honored by the presence of the President of GNTO Mr Nikolaos Kanellopoulos, H.E. the Ambassador of Qatar Mr Mohamed AL Misnad, the Counselor of Qatar Mr Mohamed Al Hajri, the President of Arab Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Mr Christos Folias and the General Secretary Mr Mohamed ET El Khazmi, as well as representatives from our major Airport, GSA partners and marine/corporate/leisure travel agencies with whom we have collaborated since June 2005, date of Athens route launch.
Mr Alexandros Michalopoulos Sales Manager Qatar Airways Greece & Cyprus opened the event with a speech on Qatar Airways worldwide phenomenal expansion and impressive growth in the Greek Market highlighting the fact that in 5 years time we grew from 4 flights to 14 flights per week. Since March 2010 Qatar Airways offers double daily flights ex Athens maximizing connectivity to most of the 92 destinations worldwide and helping passengers to reach favorite destinations as Dubai, Seychelles, Maldives, Beijing, Shanghai, Phuket, Bali, Osaka, Tokyo and many others. Finally Mr Michalopoulos briefed the guests on the international recognition Qatar Airlines has gained over the past years commemorating the impressive accolade of awards received by Skytrax. Qatar Airways has been ranked as a 5 star services airline, one of the top 5 airlines in the world, “Best Business Cabin Class” in the world, “Best Catering” for Business Cabin Class worldwide, “Best Airline in the Middle East”, “Best Services in the Middle East” this new category replaces “Best Cabin Crew in Middle East” comprising customer services provided along the entire customer services chain from reservations and ticketing to airport check-in and in-flight services.
The event was crowned with the cutting of Qatar Airways birthday cake by Mr Michalopoulos and Mrs Papadopoulou Director of Communications and Marketing of A.I.A, Mr Kanellopoulos, H.E. the Ambassador and Mr Folias and followed a gala dinner for our honourable guests.