Qatar Airways expands US network

The airline is set to commence services to 12 destinations, with over 85 weekly flights

Qatar Airways is marking the return of the airline’s pre-pandemic US network following the resumption of its four-weekly flights to Atlanta.

This increases the carrier’s route operation to 12 destinations, whereas is 2019 it had ten.

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The airline also plans to increase services to Boston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. It is hoped that this growing network will enhance connections to locations such as Cape Town, Maldives, Seychelles and Zanzibar.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive, 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 US network and launching two new destinations - San Francisco and Seattle.”

“We have also strengthened our presence in the US 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 US travellers the most convenient way to travel internationally this summer.”

According to the airline, its fleet is young and fuel efficient, highlighting its commitment to a more sustainable future.

Due to the global pandemic, its Airbus A380 formation has been largely grounded as the company have said that operating such large aircraft during this time is not economically viable.