• Joe Breitfeller

Qatar Airways Expands Network With Over 550 Weekly Flights to More than 85 Destinations

Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday a further expansion of their network which will now offer more than 550 weekly flights to over 85 destinations. The carrier is adding frequencies to Ankara, Cebu, Clark, Dhaka, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul.


Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (August 19, 2020), Qatar Airways announced an expansion of their network with over 550 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations. The carrier will increase frequencies to Ankara and Cebu to daily, Clark to six-times weekly, Dhaka to five-times weekly, Kuala Lumpur to twice-daily and Istanbul to three-times daily. Additionally, Qatar Airways recently announced the resumption of flights to Adelaide, Auckland, Houston, Kigali, London-Gatwick, Nairobi, Philadelphia and Sialkot. In Wednesday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said,


“Since the onset of the pandemic Qatar Airways network has never fallen below 30 destinations with continuous services to five continents. Our airline has led the industry in offering passengers more choices and greater flexibility so they can plan and book travel with confidence. We have also implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures onboard including becoming the first airline to require passengers to wear face shields in addition to face coverings. With our investment in one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient long haul fleets, strategic network management and the Best Airport in the Middle East, we have been able to quickly and effectively rebuild our network to more than 550 weekly flights to over 85 destinations across six continents. As the global recovery continues, Qatar Airways will remain focused on its fundamental mission of carrying passengers across the globe safely and reliably.”


Qatar Airways Expands Network With Over 550 Weekly Flights to More Than 85 Destinations - Courtesy Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has enhanced onboard safety measures for guests and crew including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew including masks, gloves, safety glasses and a new protective gown. The carrier has also implemented a modified meal service designed to limit contact. Passengers are required to wear facemasks inflight, and the carrier recommends travelers bring their own for personalized fit and comfort. The airline has also introduced protective face shields which will be distributed at the check-in counters at Hamad International Airport. Guests boarding from other locations will receive their face shield at the boarding gate. Qatar Airways’ guests will receive a complimentary protective kit onboard which includes a single-use surgical mask, large disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel. Additionally, the airline now allows unlimited date changes for tickets (within 5,000 miles of the original destination) for travel completed before December 31, 2020, without any fare difference charges.


Business Class Guests traveling in Qatar Airways’ award-winning Qsuite will enjoy a private sanctuary with sliding privacy partitions and fully closing doors. Customers can also use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) indicator in their private suite to limit crew interactions. Qsuite is currently available on flights to over 30 destinations including London, Sydney, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.


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 normally 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 in Doha, Qatar.


Source: Qatar Airways

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