* Qatar Airways to resume Atlanta flights in June
Qatar Airways’s US network will reach 12 destinations with resumption of flights to Atlanta in June, Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker has said.
“Our commitment to the US market has also seen us add and expand strategic partnerships with American carriers, offering our passengers hundreds of additional flight connections with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, and Cape Air,” he told a webinar hosted as part of the “Qatar – US Business Culture Series” Tuesday.
Al-Baker said: “American Airlines is now Qatar Airways’ largest partner worldwide, which speaks volumes about the importance of US operation and partnership for us.”
“I am glad to report that our current US network has already surpassed the number of destinations we used to operate (before the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic), keeping in mind that we were the only international carrier that kept on launching new destinations during the pandemic when others shut their network,” he stated. “Our passengers travelling to and from the US can enjoy seamless connections via the best airport in the Middle East – Hamad International with the widest network of destinations in Africa, Asia pacific and the Middle East.”
Al-Baker noted: “Qatar Airways has always been positively engaged with US authorities. And we will continue to support job creation and greater consumer choice for all Americans.”
“As part of our engagements and with a view to ensure equal opportunity to compete amongst all players in the market, the open skies air transport agreement between the US and Qatar was ratified by the US in July of last year,” he said. “With this milestone we now have an aviation agreement in effect.”
By the peak of the IATA Summer Season, the national carrier plans to operate more than 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations.
Qatar Airways continues to expand its network of destinations, offering more flights to international destinations than any other airline.
By the middle of summer 2021, Qatar Airways plans to rebuild its network to more than 140 destinations: 23 in Africa, 14 in the Americas, 43 in Asia-Pacific, 43 in Europe, and 19 in Middle East.
Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies.