Qatar Airways to operate over 650 weekly flights to 85+ destinations
Qatar Airways has rapidly rebuilt its global network and will now operate over 650 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations.
During the month of September, the airline will resume flights to Houston (three weekly flights started September 2 increasing to four weekly from September 15), Kathmandu (one weekly flight starting September 5), Mogadishu (three weekly flights starting September 6), Philadelphia (three weekly flights starting September 16) and Sialkot (three weekly flights started September 1).
The airline has also increased frequencies to Ankara (increased to daily from September 1), Baghdad (increasing to 11 weekly flights from September 3), Basra (increased to daily flights from September 3), Djibouti (increasing to six weekly flights from September 6), Erbil (increasing to 11 weekly flights from September 3), Ho Chi Minh City (increasing to daily flights from September 15), London Heathrow (increased to four daily flights from September 1), New York JFK (increased to double daily flights from September 1) and Sulaymaniyah (increased to daily flights from September 2).
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are proud to be the leading global airline connecting passengers with the world, operating one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient and sustainable fleets to take people safely to where they need to be. The gradual rebuilding of our network has been focused on strengthening connections between our hub in Doha and key gateways around the world as well as major business and leisure destinations. The resumption of flights to Philadelphia will provide seamless connections via our US partners to several key domestic points such as Atlanta, Detroit and Miami. Similarly, the increase in frequencies to Djibouti, Ho Chi Minh City, London and New York will provide further air freight capacity to these important trade and economic centres.”
“With a young fleet of fuel efficient aircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 operating the majority of the current network, Qatar Airways continues to offer passengers a sustainable solution for their travel plans,” he added.
Qatar Airways is also in close contact with Australian authorities regarding flight restrictions as ensuring the ongoing repatriation of passengers to the country is becoming increasingly challenging. “Despite the restrictions on passengers allowed to be carried into the country, we continue to fulfil our mission to facilitate ongoing repatriation for as many people as possible by operating a robust Australian network to five cities, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne (currently no inbound passengers permitted), Perth and Sydney, offering more flights than any other international airline. While other airlines grounded operations, we maintained our flights, carrying almost 40 percent of all international travellers to and from Australia between April and June 2020, helping to take over 180,000 Australian and international travellers home since the start of the crisis. These flights have also helped maintain vital supply chains for Australian businesses with our airline carrying over 15,000 tonnes of Australian goods since March 1, 2020,” he said