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Qatar Airways To Launch New Flights To Seattle This Month

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Qatar Airways has recently announced the launch of four weekly flights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) beginning in January 29 2021, ahead of schedule, as the airways expansion into the region was initially scheduled for March of this year. 

Seattle skyline

The new launch will see four-times weekly service operated by the airline’s Boeing 777, featuring 42 seats in business class and 312 seats in economy. 

The addition of Qatar Airways in Seattle will allow travelers in the region to transfer via Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) to over 75 destinations in Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East. 

After launching in Seattle, the airlines will grow its US network to 11 separate gateways.

Speaking on the announcement, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker stated:

“Qatar Airways is committed to enhancing its connectivity with the U.S. market. Bringing forward the launch of flights to Seattle, our second new U.S. destination since the onset of the pandemic, epitomises this commitment. With flights to Washington State’s largest city our U.S. network will grow to 11 gateways, surpassing the number of destinations we operated in the U.S. pre-COVID19. We look forward to launching our Seattle service and connecting with the hub of our future oneworld partner, Alaska Airlines.”

Flight Schedule

Qatar Airways is scheduled to operate four weekly flights in Seattle starting January 29, 2021. These weekly flights will be on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

The airlines boast travelers from Seattle and all other US markets can enjoy Qsuite, the world’s best business class seat. The Qsuite seat is advertised to provide passengers the most spacious, fully private and comfortable seat with unique sliding doors.

The airlines will also be providing Wi-Fi connectivity on board all Seattle flights.

Qatar airways flight attendant

Qatar Airways Network in US

Seattle is the 11th destination the airlines has added in the US, and the second new destination it has added since the start of the pandemic.

Qatar Airways’ flights to Seattle will increase their US network to 66 weekly flights across 11 destinations, connecting onwards to hundreds of US cities through partnerships with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue. 

Speaking on the benefits Seattle will see from the launch, Port of Seattle Commission President Peter Steinbrueck stated:

“Despite the worldwide pandemic, Qatar Airways' new service to SEA demonstrates the strength and resilience of our region as an important global travel destination. We are committed to improving the global traveller experience, and will continue to invest confidently in projects such as the International Arrivals Facility and North Satellite Modernization programs at SEA.”

Seattle (SEA) will join the following existing destinations in Qatar Airways’ existing network:

Boston (BOS, Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington D.C. (IAD).

Throughout the pandemic, Qatar Airways continued flights to the US, with flights to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth maintained the entire period.

American flag O'Hare International Airport Chicago

Passengers traveling to or from Seattle or any other US destination will enjoy more flexible connecting travel options via Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (DOH). 

The airport was recognized as the ‘Third Best Airport in the World’ by SKYTRAX World Airport Award 2020 and the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’.

The airlines currently operate 800 weekly flights to over 110 destinations internationally, with plans to rebuild its network to 129 destinations by the end of March 2021.

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Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Why would such a nice airline fly into one of the biggest cesspools in the world?