Qatar Airways Expands European Network with Resumption of Lisbon Flights

Qatar Airways, the award-winning airline, has announced the resumption of its year-round direct flights to Lisbon, Portugal. This move marks a significant addition to its European network, with six weekly flights added to the airline’s summer schedule. The new route offers passengers a greater range of travel choices with seamless connectivity to more than 170 destinations worldwide, including 47 destinations in Europe.

Enhancing Global Connectivity

Qatar Airways has always been committed to enhancing global connectivity and accessibility. The resumption of non-stop flights between Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha and Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) is a testament to this commitment. With six weekly flights during the summer of 2024, Qatar Airways addresses the high seasonal demand for travel to Lisbon, offering passengers seamless connectivity to over 170 destinations worldwide, including 47 European cities.Mr. Thierry Antinori, Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, highlighted the airline’s dedication to enhancing global connectivity and accessibility. He stated, “As we continue our network expansion in the European market, we are thrilled to welcome back Lisbon to our global network of more than 170 destinations. This addition reaffirms the airline’s dedication to connecting people and places, making international travel more accessible and convenient across our global network.”

Exploring Lisbon and Beyond

Lisbon, renowned for its scenic beauty, vibrant cities, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, serves as an ideal gateway for travelers exploring Portugal’s rich tourism and cultural offerings. The resumed route not only strengthens Qatar Airways’ European presence but also opens up new travel possibilities between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent.Travelers can explore Lisbon’s picturesque beaches, vibrant cities, and historical sites. The city offers countless attractions, including the medieval town of Sintra and its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quinta de Regaleira palace. A train ride away, the National Palace of Pena is adorned with colorful tiles inspired by the exotic plants surrounding it, creating a captivating ambiance. For those looking to escape city life, Cascais, also known as the “Portuguese Riviera,” offers beautiful beaches and is an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts.

Privilege Club Benefits and Qatar Stopover Program

Qatar Airways passengers can enjoy various benefits through the Privilege Club. Members can collect Avios on flights and benefit from greater savings when paying for flights with a combination of cash and Avios, or Avios Max, when paying 100 percent of the fare using Avios. Members can also spend Avios on shopping and dining at Qatar Duty Free, packages with Qatar Airways Holidays, experiences with Privilege Club Collection, cabin upgrades, and much more.Additionally, travelers can take advantage of the Qatar Stopover program, which offers incredible stopover packages to Qatar. These packages include options such as all-inclusive beach access to Doha Sands Beach, West Bay, and stays at 5-star hotels with breakfast included. All stopover packages include 24-hour check-in facilities, allowing guests to make the most of their time in Qatar. The packages can be tailored for add-on options, including airport assistance, transfers, and a range of tours and experiences to enhance their stay, such as city and desert tours.

Booking and Travel Information

For travelers interested in booking flights, accessing Privilege Club benefits, or exploring the Qatar Stopover program, detailed information is available on Qatar Airways’ official website and the Qatar Airways app. The new flights are available for booking, and passengers can look forward to experiencing Qatar Airways’ exceptional service and hospitality.

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is a multiple award-winning airline, having won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge,’ and ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the ‘World’s Best Airline’ voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the ‘World’s Best Airline Website’ by World Travel Tech Awards.Qatar Airways was the first airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program, based on recognized environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport,’ as voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.


The resumption of Qatar Airways’ flights to Lisbon is a significant step in enhancing the airline’s European network and global connectivity. With six weekly flights, passengers can enjoy seamless travel to over 170 destinations worldwide, including 47 European cities. Lisbon, with its rich cultural and historical offerings, serves as an ideal gateway for travelers exploring Portugal and beyond. For more information on flight bookings, Privilege Club benefits, and the Qatar Stopover program, visit Qatar Airways’ official website and app.