Qatar Airways will resume services to Atlanta with four weekly flights starting on June 1, 2021, extending the carrier’s U.S. network to a total of 12 destinations.
Qatar Airways announced adding its 12th destination in the United States on January 21, 2021.
The carrier will also extend frequencies by adding 13 additional flights weekly to operate a total of 83 weekly flights across 12 gateways in the U.S.
Speaking on the announcement, CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, said:
“We are proud to be the leading Middle East airline providing safe and reliable connectivity to and from the United States via the best airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport. Having never stopped flying to the U.S. throughout the pandemic, we have steadily rebuilt our network, gradually resuming destinations and adding more frequencies. With the upcoming launch of Seattle and the resumption of Atlanta, we will reach 12 gateways in the U.S, two more than what we operated pre-COVID-19.”
New U.S. Schedule
As per the new schedule, Qatar Airways flights to the U.S. will include:
Atlanta – four weekly flights starting June 1
Chicago – increasing to 10 weekly flights from March 4
Dallas-Fort Worth – increasing to 10 weekly flights from March 2
Houston – increasing to daily flights from March 14
Miami – increasing to three weekly flights from July 3
San Francisco – ramping up to daily flights by July 2
Seattle – four weekly flights starting January 29, and ramping up to daily flights by July 1
Seattle is the seventh new destination and second in the U.S. to be added by the airline since the start of the pandemic.
Other US destinations include:
Los Angeles (LAX)
New York (JFK)
Washington, D.C. (IAD)
Qatar Airways is offering unlimited date changes and refunds without fees for all tickets issued prior to April 30, 2021, for travel completed by December 31, 2021. For full terms and conditions please visit their website.
Partnerships With US Carriers
Qatar Airways further strengthened its influence in the United States through strategic partnerships with American carriers including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue, providing connections in hundreds of cities across the U.S.
The carrier currently operates at more than 120 destinations worldwide, with plans to increase to 130 by the end of March this year.
In this regard, CEO Akbar Al Baker further stated:
“Our commitment to the U.S. 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 and JetBlue. As we look forward to global travel recovering in 2021, we will remain focused on providing seamless, safe and reliable connectivity to our millions of passengers and ensuring we continue to earn their trust every time they choose to fly with Qatar Airways.”
Leading Safety Standards During Pandemic
Qatar Airlines has received recognition for its high levels of safety, specifically during the pandemic.
The airline was the first across the globe to achieve the 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.
The rating evaluates product, including seats, amenities, food & beverage, cleanliness, as well as service, including cabin and ground staff.
The airline also took the number two spot on Top 20 Safest Airlines For 2021, and ranked within the Top 20 Airlines for COVID-19 compliance, on Airlinesrating.com.
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