Qatar Airways to resume flights to Houston and Philadelphia
August 07 2020 10:48 PM
Qatar Airways is also flying double daily to New York from September 1.
Qatar Airways is also flying double daily to New York from September 1.

Qatar Airways, the only Gulf carrier that never stopped flying to the US during the crisis in an effort to take over 160,000 stranded people home, Friday announced the resumption of flights to Houston (IAH) and Philadelphia (PHL) along with expanding frequencies to daily to Los Angeles (LAX) from August 12 and double daily to New York (JFK) from September 1.
 The addition of three weekly flights to Houston from September 2 and four weekly flights to Philadelphia from September 15, will see the airline’s US operations grow to eight gateways including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, DC., strengthening its positions as the leading international carrier operating services to and from the US.


Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of flights to Philadelphia


Qatar Airways is also resuming flights to Houston

Strong partnerships in place with American Airline and JetBlue, which currently empower Qatar Airways passengers to book onward travel with American Airline on more than 600 daily flights and with JetBlue on more than 70 daily flights, will amplify the reach of these flights even further, according to a statement. By mid-September 2020, travellers will gain access to 56 weekly flights in the airline’s US network and will be able to book onward travel with American Airline to over 200 destinations on more than 850 daily flights, and with JetBlue to over 55 destinations on more than 150 daily flights.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, said: “Qatar Airways has remained committed to bringing people home safely since the onset of the pandemic, and our commitment to the US, a very important strategic market, has never wavered. We are proud of our repatriation efforts to-date, and we look forward to providing travellers access to even more flights to the US with the resumption of flights to Houston and Philadelphia, two major cities. The addition of these flights brings us to eight US destinations and maintains our position as the largest international carrier in the US, and we look forward to soon returning to all ten of our incredible US gateways.”
Qatar Airways has extended its booking policies to offer passengers maximum flexibility and choice, ranging from unlimited date changes to the option of changing the destination as often as needed within 5,000 miles of the original destination. Fare difference fees will not apply for travel completed before December 31, 2020. Full terms and conditions are available at www.qatarairways.com/RelyOnUs.
Over the past several months, Qatar Airways has led the industry by maintaining a global network that never fell below 30 destinations. The carrier has stringently implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board its aircraft and in Hamad International Airport – from introducing enhanced PPE suits for cabin crew, to becoming the first airline to require passengers to wear face shields in addition to face coverings.
Qatar Airways operations are not dependent on any specific aircraft type. Due to Covid-19’s impact on travel demand, the airline has taken the decision to ground its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market. The airline’s fleet of 49 Airbus A350 and 30 Boeing 787 are the ideal choice for the most strategically important long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. The airline’s internal benchmarks identified that the A380 emitted up to 95% more CO2 per block hour on certain routes to the US with the A350 saving around 20 tonnes of CO2 per block hour.
Until passenger demand recovers to appropriate levels, Qatar Airways will continue to keep its A380 aircraft grounded, ensuring it only operates commercially and environmentally responsible aircraft, the statement added.



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