Qatar Airways has announced resumption of flights to New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington Dulles in the US.
The national carrier on Thursday said its “commitment to the US market has not waivered throughout this unprecedented crisis.”
Qatar Airways said the flights to New York will resume on June 19 (rising to 10 weekly from July 2) and to Boston, Los Angeles and Washington Dulles from July 1.
This will see the airline’s US network rebuild to some 39 weekly flights by mid-July 2020.
“With strong existing partnerships with American Airlines and JetBlue in place, the restarting of these flights brings even greater benefits to Qatar Airways passengers,” Qatar Airways said.
“While other airlines from the Gulf stopped operating, Qatar Airways has continued to work closely with the US Government and airports to take over 160,000 stranded people home from Australasia, Africa, India and the Middle East,” according to a statement issued on Thursday.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker said, “Since the pandemic outbreak, at Qatar Airways we have been completely focused at fulfilling our mission to bring people home. We worked closely with governments around the world to ensure their stranded citizens could travel home safely and our repatriation efforts were widely recognised and applauded. The United States is historically a hugely significant strategic market for our airline and at the end of April, US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo personally expressed his appreciation of Qatar Airways’ continued assistance and the tremendous efforts extended by the airline to repatriate tens of thousands of Americans.
“With the relaunch of these additional four destinations bringing our total to six, Qatar Airways is clearly demonstrating its strong commitment to the US market. All of the six destinations will be served with a minimum of five weekly flights from mid-July, with 10 weekly flights operating to JFK. Offering unrivalled connectivity via Hamad International Airport in Doha, recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row, passengers to and from the U.S. can seamlessly connect with over 40 cities across Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East from mid-July.