Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker recently announced that they will expand their operations in Turkey thanks to solid bilateral relations between Turkey and Qatar. "Turkey has become a major destination for people in my country, and we will open two more destinations to Turkey in June," al-Baker told a group of journalists at the Eurasia Airshow, Turkey's largest aviation event currently taking place in the southern province of Antalya. "We currently fly to five destinations in Turkey and this figure will increase to seven when we open our new routes to Antalya and Bodrum in June," al-Baker said, while adding that their weekly flights will increase to 41 after adding the two new destinations.
Al-Baker also said they will start promoting Qatar in Turkey to attract more Turkish visitors. "Turkey is well promoted in Qatar but Qatar is not aggressively promoted in Turkey and we will start to do that. We will start advertising in Turkey. The people of Qatar really appreciate that Turkey has stood shoulder to shoulder with us during this very difficult time," he said.