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Qatar airways to launch a new route to Seattle

Doha based carrier Qatar airways will launch a new route to Seattle, alongside a code share agreement and frequent flyer partnership with Alaska Airways.

Photo:Qatar Airways

Qatar airways’ Doha-Seattle route launch will take place on 15th March,2021. The flights will run four-times-a-week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Check the full schedule here:

  • Doha-Seattle
  • Departure time- 8:00
  • Arrival time- 12:20
  • Flight time- 14 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number- QR719
  • Seattle-Doha
  • Departure time- 17:05
  • Arrival time- 17:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time- 14 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR720

All times are local.

The flight will be operated by Airbus A350-900. Qatar airways’ A350-900 features the exceptional Qsuite Business Class and these flights will also feature the same. There are 36 Qsuites in total on the A350-900.

Qsuite Photo:Qatar Airways

Commenting on the new route launch, Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar airways, said:

Qatar Airways is committed to enhancing connectivity within the US market, and the launch of flights to Seattle, our second new US destination since the onset of the pandemic, epitomises this commitment.

“We are excited to welcome Washington State’s largest city as our seventh new destination announced this year, and our eleventh US gateway, surpassing the number of destinations we operated in the US pre-Covid-19. Home to a large tech industry and a portal of innovation, Seattle is a destination that is internationally renowned for business and leisure travel.

“Despite the challenges of 2020, Qatar Airways has remained committed to exploring every opportunity to further enhance the travel experience for our millions of passengers and is proud to secure another important strategic partnership in North America.

In Alaska Airlines, we will have a very strong partner to connect customers from the US West Coast to Doha and beyond via its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, complementing our existing strategic partnerships with American Airlines and Jetblue.

We look forward to further deepening our cooperation with the newest joiner to the Oneworld family and continuing to provide our passengers the reliable, safe and award-winning service that they have come to trust from us.”

The Gulf carrier has announced a new reciprocal frequent flyer partnership with Alaska Airlines beginning on December 15, followed by a codeshare agreement which will take effect next spring.

Earlier, we had reported that Qatar airways will launch a new route to San Francisco. San Francisco route is all set to start from next week. With this, Qatar airways’ US network will increase to 11 destinations.

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