• Joe Breitfeller

Qatar Airways to Resume Service to Six More Destinations, Expanding Global Network to Over 90 Cities

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that they will resume service to Amman, Entebbe, Hanoi, Seychelles, Windhoek and Yerevan, expanding their global network to over 90 destinations with more than 650 weekly flights.


Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (September 17, 2020), Qatar Airways announced an expansion of their global network with the resumption of service to Amman, Entebbe, Hanoi, the Seychelles, Windhoek and Yerevan. The carrier previously announced service to Accra, joining Brisbane and Cebu as new destinations launched since the onset of the pandemic. Qatar Airways now offers more than 90 destinations with over 650 weekly flights, providing more global connectivity than any other airline. In Thursday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said,


“We are proud to be the leading global airline connecting passengers with the world, helping take people safely and sustainably to where they need to be. Having one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleets enables us to be agile and respond quickly to passenger demand. Our focus throughout the rebuild of our network is not only on restarting destinations but also operating as many frequencies as possible to provide our passengers the flexibility to travel when they want.


“By continuing to fly during the pandemic while others stopped, we have gained the trust of passengers as an airline they can rely on. We have taken more international passengers home than any other airline during this pandemic and as entry restrictions ease, we remain focused on our fundamental mission of carrying passengers across the globe safely and reliably. There are still millions of people who have not been able to be reunited with their friends and families and it is heartwarming to know our growing network will provide them an opportunity to travel home or take a trip to see loved ones.”


Qatar Airways More Than Triples Network by Mid-October With Over 90 Destinations on Offer - 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 also required to wear facemasks inflight, and the carrier recommends travelers bring their own for personalized fit and comfort. Qatar Airways 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.


The carrier’s 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, Qatar Airways 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. Tickets booked for travel up to December 31, 2020 will remain valid for two years from the date of issuance.


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 Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, London and New York.


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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