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Qatar Airways Announces Phased Rebuilding of Network With 52 destinations by End of May

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Qatar Airways Announced a phased rebuilding of their network on Wednesday with 52 reinstated destinations by the end of May and 80 in June. The carrier has maintained around 30 destinations throughout the crisis and repatriated over one million guests.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 - Courtesy Airbus

Today, Qatar Airways announced a phased rebuilding of their network with 52 restored destinations by the end of May increasing to 80 by the end of June 2020. The carrier maintained flights to at least 30 destinations throughout the crisis and helped repatriate over one million travelers. As travel restrictions are lifted, the airline will monitor global passenger flows and booking trends and will gradually reintroduce additional flights to their network. In Wednesday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said,

“Throughout this crisis our passengers have been at the center of our focus. Our airline has implemented industry-leading hygiene practices and commercial policies enabling our passengers to book and travel with confidence. We have maintained a flexible and agile network to help take over 1 million people home through our state-of-the-art hub in Doha and to transport more than 100,000 tons of essential medical and aid supplies to where they are needed. As we follow the indicators of the global travel market on a daily basis, we continue to focus on our mission – how we can enable mobility for our customers and provide them with seamless connectivity to their final destination. We have built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission as we gradually expand our network.

Qatar Airways will capitalize on their diverse and efficient fleet by matching aircraft type with demand as they begin to reinstate additional routes. The carrier’s goal is to serve 80 destinations by the end of June including 23 in Europe, four in the Americas, 20 in the Middle East/Africa region and 33 in the Asia-Pacific. In the coming weeks and months, Qatar Airways will focus on strengthening connections between their Doha hub and the hubs of partner airlines around the world including London, Chicago, Dallas and Hong Kong as well as business and leisure destinations such as Madrid and Mumbai.

Celebrated and award-winning Qatar Airways was named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the 2019 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax. The carrier was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and awarded the title for ‘Best Business Class Seat.’ Qatar Airways is the only airline ever to have received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. The national carrier of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways serves over 170 global destinations with a fleet of more than 250 modern aircraft. The airline’s primary hub is located at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar.

Source: Qatar Airways

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