Qatar Airways is ramping up its capacity on flights to Montreal in Early 2021.
From mid-January, the frequency of flights will begin to increase and by the end of February, Qatar Airways will fly to the Canadian destination daily, up from the previously scheduled 4-weekly frequencies.
“We are delighted to increase our services to Montréal, further enhancing connectivity for our Canadian customers, while offering our passengers traveling to and from North America seamless access to more than 75 destinations in Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East via our multiple award winning hub, Hamad International Airport.”, said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways.
“We remain committed to serving our customers in Canada and have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we can operate as many flights as possible, in line with the directions of the Canadian government. From operating special charter services to a number of commercial flights, we are delighted to now offer a strong schedule of services, complemented by our recently announced partnership with Air Canada.”, he added.
This news comes after announcement of Qatar Airways’ recent codeshare agreement with Air Canada, applicable to flights between Toronto and Doha. Air Canada is looking after the Toronto-Doha route while Qatar Airways is looking at customers between Doha and Montreal.
By 25th February,2021, the Doha based carrier will be operating daily flights between Doha and Montreal using Airbus A350 aircraft.
Take a look at the schedule:
- Departure time- 8:20
- Arrival time- 14:10
- Flight time- 13 hours and 50 minutes
- Flight number- QR763
- Departure time- 20:30
- Arrival time- 16:35 (the next day)
- Flight time- 12 hours and 5 minutes
- Flight number- QR764
Qatar Airways has been flying to Montreal since June 2011. Initially, the airline flew 3-times-a-week which expanded to 4-times-a-week in December 2018.
Working closely with the Government of Canada and its embassies around the globe throughout the pandemic, Qatar Airways temporarily operated three weekly services to Toronto in addition to multiple charter flights to Vancouver to help bring home more than 44,000 Canadian residents.
Just a few days ago, Qatar Airways’ new codeshare agreement with Air Canada took flight.
“I am thrilled by these recent developments and the expanded connectivity to Canada. These additional flights will give travellers more opportunities to discover Canada and all that it has to offer. Our high quality education and safe cities are attractive to international students, and now their parents will have more options to visit and explore our beautiful and welcoming country. It will now be easier for those looking to expand their business or investment in Canada to connect via these flights, and we hope they too will take advantage of the amazing tourism options that await them.”, said Stefanie McCollum, Ambassador of Canada to Qatar.
Air Canada will operate 3-times-a-week flights to Doha from Toronto using Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner under the recent codeshare agreement.