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A Qatar Airways A350-1000 at the gate at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Qatar Airways Continues to Commit to U.S. Through Flight Resumptions

Qatar Airways aims to continue its commitment to operating flights in the U.S. market, even during the current, unprecedented crisis. The national carrier of Qatar is currently the only Gulf carrier to maintain flights to the U.S. out of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline will reaffirm its commitment to the U.S. with the resumption of flights to New York from June 19 and to Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC  from July 1, which will hopefully achieve the airline’s goal to reach 39 weekly flights by mid-July 2020. 

As the airline’s U.S. network rebuilds, these flights will continue to strengthen the strong partnership with American Airlines and JetBlue, offering more convenient benefits to enable passengers to book onward travel with American to almost 180 destinations on more than 350 domestic flights daily. Once all of the airline’s operations return to New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, the number will rise to more than 600 daily flights with the codeshare.

Furthermore, through the partnership with JetBlue, passengers will have the opportunity to book travel across the entire JetBlue network on 70 daily flights to 46 destinations. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, commends the airline’s commitment to the U.S. market and the ability for passengers to seamlessly connect through the airline’s hub in the Gulf. 

“With the relaunch of these additional four destinations bringing our total to six, Qatar Airways is clearly demonstrating its strong commitment to the U.S. market. All of the six destinations will be served with a minimum of five weekly flights from mid-July, with 10 weekly flights operating to JFK,” Al Baker said. “Offering unrivaled connectivity via Hamad International Airport in Doha, recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row, passengers to and from the U.S. can seamlessly connect with over 40 cities across Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East from mid-July.”

The Doha, QR-based carrier will fly five times weekly to Boston, increasing to daily from Aug.1 while flights to Chicago and Dallas will continue to be daily. When the airline relaunches flights to New York on June 19, flights will operate only on Friday, then daily from June 22 until July 2, when the airline will fly 10 times weekly. Los Angeles will see three weekly flights, increased to five on July 17, and then six from Aug. 1, while Washington, DC should expect five weekly flights, increasing to daily flights from Aug. 1. In order to encourage passengers to book future travel, the airline aims to ensure that passengers will have a safe and comfortable journey. 

“Qatar Airways has continually led the industry during these unprecedented months, accumulating unrivaled experience in carrying passengers safely and reliably. By maintaining a global network that never fell below 30 destinations, Qatar Airways has stayed up to date with the latest in international airport procedures and implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures onboard its aircraft and in Hamad International Airport,” Al Baker added. 

Doha’s Hamad Intentional Airport has implemented stringent cleaning procedures and applied social distancing measures throughout its terminals. All passenger touchpoints are sanitized every 10-15 minutes and every boarding gate and bus gate counter is cleaned after each flight. In addition, hand sanitizers are provided at immigration and security screening points.

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  • Benjamin has had a love for aviation since a young age, growing up in Tampa with a strong interest in airplane models and playing with them. When he moved to the Washington, D.C. area, Benjamin took part in aviation photography for a couple of years at Gravelly Point and Dulles Airport, before dedicating planespotting to only when he traveled to the other airports. He is an avid, world traveler, having been able to reach 32 countries, yearning to explore and understand more cultures soon. Currently, Benjamin is an Air Transporation Management student at Arizona State University. He hopes to enter the airline industry to improve the passenger experience and loyalty programs while keeping up to how technology is being integrated into airports.

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