Qatar Airways announced the launch of new direct flights to the Turkish city of Hatay, airline’s fifth gateway in Turkey.

Hatay, also known as Antakya, was one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire and is known for its many well-preserved ancient Roman mosaics, as well as its traditional products including olive oil soap, fine silk, and delicious local cuisine.

One of the earliest settlement areas in human history, Hatay is a province of fellowship and tolerance, where different cultures and beliefs have existed from the past to the present and which hosted many civilizations.

Qatar Airways currently operates direct flights to Istanbul ’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport three times daily, to Istanbul Atatürk Airport ten times weekly, to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport three times weekly and a daily service to Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport.

Flight Schedule:

Doha – Hatay (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)

Doha (DOH) to Hatay (HTY) QR271 departs 07:30 arrives 11:25

Hatay (HTY) to Doha (DOH) QR272 departs 12:25 arrives 15:55