Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch
flights to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta.
With these new destinations, Qatar Airways will
offer daily nonstop services to all ten of the largest
metropolitan areas of the United States.
Effective 1 January 2016, Qatar Airways
will commence daily flights to Los Angeles, California, the second
largest city in the United States, with Boeing 777 aircraft which
features a two-class cabin with 42 Business Class fully lie-flat
seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.
From 16 March 2016, the airline will launch
daily flights to Boston, the capital and largest city of
Massachusetts, and will operate the A350 XWB in a two-class
configuration with 36 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1
configuration, featuring an 80” fully flat bed and 17” HD inflight
Atlanta, Georgia, the business centre of the
southeast region of the United States, will be Qatar Airways’
third new route to the US, and will commence with daily flights
starting on 1 July 2016. The route will be operated with Boeing
Increasing passenger demand to America’s largest
city and financial centre, New York, has prompted Qatar Airways to
add a second daily service to the city from 1 March 2016. Qatar
Airways has served the city daily since the initial route launch
in 2007. The second daily service to New York’s JFK will be
operated by the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft providing passengers an
opportunity to experience both the Boeing B777 and the A350
aircraft types on the route.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar
Al Baker said, "As Qatar Airways continues its global expansion,
we are delighted to be offering even more gateways in the United
States, connecting passengers from destinations across the Middle
East, the Indian subcontinent, Africa and Southeast Asia. We look
forward to offering a great travel experience to our US passengers
on the World's Best Business Class across our network of more than
140 destinations, with a convenient one-stop transfer at the new
state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.”
Qatar Airways’ on-board experience and service
is renowned and provides an unparalleled commitment to service
quality, as exemplified by being ranked twice in a row as the best
in Business Class, and also by being named World’s Best Airline in
2011 and 2012 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
The airline has seen rapid growth in just 18
years of operation to the point where today it is flying a modern
fleet of 156 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure
destinations. Among the 146 destinations currently served are
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong,
Bangkok, Jakarta and the Maldives – all with excellent connections
from the US cities.
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