When you have a picture-perfect island destination mixed with a great airline with awesome suites on long haul flights, you get a really great vacation package! Well, now that is possible with Qatar Airways and Santorini, Greece!
Qatar Airways Flying to Santorini, Greece
Starting this week, Qatar Airways will now be flying to Santorini, Greece from Doha, Qatar. This joins their service to Mykonos, Greece as well as multiple daily flights to Athens, Greece.
This is a big deal for many award travelers because Qatar Airways has one of the world’s best business class cabins and now you can book it altogether from wherever you are to Doha, to Santorini. If you want to use, for example, British Airways Avios to book this flight baby itself, it will cost 7,000 avios in economy and 14,000 avios in business.
If you book this flight using Qatar Airways Avios, it will cost you 85,000 Avios from the US to Santorini in business class on Qatar Airways. Not a bad way to enjoy their QSuites on the long-haul!
For the Doha to Santorini leg, Qatar Airways is using one of their A320 planes, outfitted with 12 seats in business class and 132 seats in economy class. The flight will take place three times weekly, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. The flights depart Doha in the morning and arrive in Santorini a little over 4 1/2 hours later. This will run through the summer season.
This makes it much easier for those that want to travel to the island destination and want to use Qatar Airways on the long haul for their business class cabin. I have flown between Greece and the US using Qatar Airways several times and it is by far my favorite way to travel this route.
Qatar Airways used to fly to Thessaloniki as well, pre-Covid. But, in this latest press statement, they mention that Santorini “joins Athens and Mykonos to become the third Greek gateway to be served…” From this, it seems like they do not have any immediate plans to resume their service to Thessaloniki, which is a disappointment given that this is an awesome place to check out.
Featured image is courtesy of Qatar Airways