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Qatar Airways now flying to more US destinations than pre-pandemic; increases frequency on some routes

Qatar Airways’ resumption of flights to Atlanta on 1st June 2021 will see the airline’s network in the United States expand to 12 destinations with over 85 weekly flights which is more than it operated pre-pandemic. The airline is also increasing frequency on some routes.

Optimistic

Qatar Airways is optimistic about its network in the United States. Once it starts flying between Doha and Atlanta 4-times-a-week starting 1st June 2021, the Doha-based airline’s US network will increase to 12 destinations, 2 more than it operated before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said:

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Qatar Airways has remained committed to its passengers and trade partners in the United States, maintaining continuous services while rebuilding its U.S. network and launching two new destinations – San Francisco and Seattle. We have also strengthened our presence in the U.S. through strategic partnerships with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue that have enabled us to connect to more points in the United States than any other airline, providing U.S. travellers the most convenient way to travel internationally this summer. As more of our passengers return to the skies, they can take comfort knowing that they are travelling with the only airline in the world that has, together with our state-of-the-art global hub Hamad International Airport, achieved four 5-Star Skytrax ratings – including the prestigious 5-Star Airline Rating, 5-Star Airport Rating, 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating and 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. We are proud to have lead the industry during this difficult period, setting the benchmark for innovation, safety and customer service, and look forward to welcoming our customers back on board as they plan their summer travels.

Increased frequencies to the Americas

Recently, the carrier had announced that it will be increasing frequencies to Miami. Well, now the airline will also be increasing frequencies to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle in addition to Miami offering more flexible travel options for its passengers with more than 85 weekly flights across the United States.

  • Atlanta: 4-times-a-week flights from 1st June 2021
  • San Francisco: increasing to daily flights from 2nd July 2021
  • Philadelphia: increasing to 5-times-a-week flights from 2nd July 2021
  • Boston: increasing to 4-times-a-week flights from 3rd July 2021
  • Miami: increasing to 5-times-a-week flights from 7th July 2021
  • Seattle: increasing to daily flights from 8th July 2021
  • New York: increasing to double daily flights from 21st July 2021
  • Sao Paulo: increasing to double daily flights from 6th August 2021

Qatar Airways says that these increased services will provide enhanced connectivity to several of the airline’s global leisure destinations including Cape Town, Maldives, Seychelles and Zanzibar, along with other key traffic flows in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways has announced flights to Abidjan, resumed flights to Mykonos and will operate a total of more than 140 destinations in the summer season.

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What do you think of Qatar Airways’ expansion in the United States? Do you think that the airline is too optimistic about the network? Let me know in the comments section below.

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