Qatar Airways has announced it will operate flights three times a week to Odesa, Ukraine, from December 9, 2021, becoming the second destination to be served in Ukraine by Qatar's national carrier. The service will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A320 featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, said: “We have been operating to the Ukraine since August 2017 and our launch to Odesa marks a milestone in our history with the country. Odesa is rightly known as the pearl of the Black Sea and we look forward to bringing visitors from around the world to explore its rich cultural history as well as further afield along the coast and inland in the south west of Ukraine.
“Equally we are excited to offer leisure travellers from Ukraine access to our expanding network such as our Indian Ocean winter sun destinations including the Maldives, the Seychelles and Zanzibar. The route will also connect Ukrainians with friends and family across the globe from Sydney, Dubai and Bangkok.”
"With flights to more than 85 destinations in Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, passengers wanting to travel to or from Odesa can now enjoy seamless connectivity via the ‘Best Airport in the World’, Hamad International Airport. "Passengers can look forward to great hospitality onboard delivered by our much admired cabin crew serving award-winning cuisine, and entertained with a huge variety of movies, TV shows and music on Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system. The national carrier of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, in addition to securing five additional 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 continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was also recently recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranking at number one in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.
In addition to this, Qatar Airways is the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of Hamad International Airport (HIA) as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star Covid-19 Airport Safety Rating. These awards provide assurance to passengers around the world that the airline’s health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented on board and at HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.
Qatar Airways travellers from Odesa can now enjoy new baggage allowances ranging from 25kg in Economy Class split over two pieces and 40kg split over two pieces in Business Class. This initiative is designed to offer passengers more flexibility and comfort when travelling on board Qatar Airways. For more information, please visit https://www.qatarairways.com/en-qa/baggage/allowance.html
Odesa Flight Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday - Doha (DOH) to Odesa (ODS) QR309 departs: 08:30 arrives: 12:45.
Odesa (ODS) to Doha (DOH) QR310 departs: 16:45 arrives: 22:50.