Qatar Airways continues to strengthen its position as the leading international airline connecting the United States with Africa, Asia, and the Middle East with more than 100 weekly flights across its 12 gateways.
These increased services are in addition to the airline expanding flights to several of its key global leisure destinations including Cape Town, Maldives, Phuket, Seychelles and Zanzibar, providing more flexible summer holiday travel options via Hamad International Airport.
For Australian passengers, Qatar Airways offers excellent connections and a seamless journey to the US via Doha.
Four U.S. gateways – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. – will offer double daily flights, Dallas-Fort Worth increases to 12 flights per week with Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle all growing to a daily service.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to be the leading international airline providing safe and reliable connectivity to and from the United States via the only 5-Star COVID-19 Safety Rated Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.
“Qatar Airways has remained committed to the United States throughout the pandemic, adding two new destinations with San Francisco and Seattle, while increasing flights across our 12 gateways to optimize connections with our growing network of over 140 destinations.
“We have also strengthened our strategic partnerships with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and JetBlue enabling us to connect to more cities and airports in the United States than any other airline, providing U.S. travelers with the most convenient way to travel internationally this summer.
“As we continue to lead the recovery of international travel, we will remain focused on providing seamless, safe, and reliable connectivity to our millions of passengers and providing an unparalleled travel experience every time they choose to fly with Qatar Airways,” Mr Al Baker said.
Qatar Airways was the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax. This follows HIA’s recent success as the first and only airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.
The airline was also awarded the highest seven-star COVID-19 Safety rating by Airlineratings.com which uses a different system to Skytrax.
For full details of all the COVID safety measures that have been implemented on-board Qatar Airways aircraft and at HIA, visit qatarairways.com/safety.
U.S. Network Enhancements:
Increase to Double Daily Flights from Doha:
Chicago – increasing to double daily flights between 21 July and 26 September
Los Angeles – increasing to double daily flights between 16 July and 26 September
New York – increasing to double daily flights from 29 June
Washington D.C – increasing to double daily flights between 22 July and 26 September
Dallas-Fort Worth – increasing to 12 weekly flights between 11 July and 26 September
Daily Flights from Doha:
Houston – continued daily flights
Boston – increasing to daily flights from 3 July
Miami – increasing to daily flights from 4 July
San Francisco – increasing to daily flights from 29 June
Seattle – increasing to daily flights from 28 June
Philadelphia – increasing to five weekly flights from 6 July and daily flights from 21 July
Atlanta – increasing to five weekly from 15 July
Knowing you’re safe is one thing but flexibility right now is critical.
Qatar Airways has extended the validity of its guaranteed flexibility policy, applicable to tickets issued up to August 31, 2021, for travel until May 2022.
Hold on to their ticket – and use it when ready with the extended ticket validity, now valid for 2 years from the date of ticket issuance for greater flexibility.
Have unlimited changes – passengers can change travel dates and destinations within the same booking class, as often as they need with no fees.
Voucher with 10 percent more value – For bookings made on qatarairways.com or on its app, passengers can also exchange the unutilized value of your ticket for a travel voucher with 10 percent more value.
Ticket refunds – Passengers also have the option to refund the unutilized value of the ticket to the original form of payment with no penalties or refund fees.
For more information on Qatar Airways, flexibility policy click here.