Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of flights to Atlanta and has also announced increase in frequencies on several US routes.
The Doha-based airline dropped flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport last year amid the wider travel downturn.
4 weekly flights to Atlanta
Starting 1st June,2021, Qatar Airways will operate flights between Doha and Atlanta 4-times-a-week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The flight will be operated by one of Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
- Departure time- 08:10
- Arrival time- 16:15
- Flight time- 15 hours and 5 minutes
- Flight number- QR0755
- Departure time- 19:55
- Arrival time- 16:30 (the next day)
- Flight time- 13 hours and 35 minutes
- Flight number- QR0756
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-200LR can fly 272 passengers across two cabin classes. Up the front, 42 passengers can lie back in their QSuites, one of the world’s best business class products. The main cabin seats 230 passengers, primarily in a 3-4-3 layout.
Qatar Airways says that passengers can book flights with peace of mind, knowing that the airline offers unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds for all tickets issued before 30th April, 2021, for travel completed by 31st December, 2021.
Increase in frequency on US routes
Qatar Airways’ will fly to 12 destinations in the United States once it resumes Atlanta services by the middle of the year. The carrier will also significantly increase frequencies adding an additional 13 weekly flights to operate a total of 83 weekly flights across its 12 gateways.
“We are proud to be the leading Middle East airline providing safe and reliable connectivity to and from the United States via the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport. Having never stopped flying to the U.S. throughout the pandemic, we have steadily rebuilt our network, gradually resuming destinations and adding more frequencies. With the upcoming launch of Seattle and the resumption of Atlanta, we will reach 12 gateways in the U.S, two more than what we operated pre-COVID-19.”said Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.
Destinations that will see increase in flights are:
- Chicago (increasing to 10 weekly flights from 4 March)
- Dallas-Fort Worth (increasing to 10 weekly flights from 2 March)
- Houston (increasing to daily flights from 14 March)
- Miami (increasing to three weekly flights from 3 July)
- San Francisco (ramping up to daily flights by 2 July)
- Seattle (four weekly flights starting 29 January and ramping up to daily flights by 1 July)
Seattle is the seventh new destination and the second in the U.S. to be added by Qatar Airways since the start of the pandemic.
“Our commitment to the U.S. market has also seen us add and expand strategic partnerships with American carriers, offering our passengers hundreds of additional flight connections with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue. As we look forward to global travel recovering in 2021, we will remain focused on providing seamless, safe and reliable connectivity to our millions of passengers and ensuring we continue to earn their trust every time they choose to fly with Qatar Airways.”added Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.
New York, Washington DC, Boston, & Philadelphia remain unchanged
Qatar Airways is also flying to New York, Washington DC, Boston & Philadelphia. However, services to these destinations remain unchanged.
Qatar Airways says it is keen to rebuild its global network and cement its position as the leading Middle East airline connecting the United States with Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The airline is presently flying to 120 destinations worldwide with plans to increase to over 130 by the end of March 2021.
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