Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to begin a phased
approach to expanding its network.
While the situation remains extremely dynamic,
Qatar Airways expects short haul travel to rebound first, with
business between large global cities picking up more gradually.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive,
Akbar Al Baker, said,
“As we follow the indicators of the global travel
market on a daily basis, we continue to focus on our mission - how
we can enable mobility for our customers and provide them with
seamless connectivity to their final destination.”
By the end
of June, Qatar Airways is hoping to have 80 destinations in its schedule,
including 23 in Europe, 4 in the Americas, 20 in the Middle
East/Africa and 33 in Asia Pacific.
The gradual expansion will focus initially on
strengthening connections between the airline’s hub in Doha with
the global hubs of its partner airlines around the world including
London, Chicago, Dallas and Hong Kong along with reopening many
major business and leisure destinations such as Madrid and Mumbai.
Currently the airline continues to operate flights
to more than 30 destinations around the world. By the end of May,
the airline plans to grow its network back to over 50
destinations resuming services to cities such as Manila, Amman,
A further number of destinations, subject to
regulatory approval, are planned to be added by the end of June:
Addis Ababa (ADD), Cape Town (CPT),
Johannesburg (JNB), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Tunis (TUN).
Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Montreal
(YUL), Sao Paulo (GRU).
Ahmedabad (AMD), Amritsar (ATQ), Bangalore (BLR),
Bangkok (BKK), Beijing (PEK), Calicut (CCJ), Chennai (MAA),
Colombo (CMB), Dhaka (DAC), Goa (GOI), Guangzhou (CAN), Hong Kong
(HKG), Hyderabad (HYD), Islamabad (ISB), Jakarta (CGK), Karachi
(KHI), Kathmandu (KTM), Kochi (COK), Kolkata (CCU), Kuala Lumpur
(KUL), Lahore (LHE), Male (MLE), Manila (MNL), Melbourne (MEL),
Mumbai (BOM), New Delhi (DEL), Perth (PER), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai
(PVG), Singapore (SIN), Sydney (SYD), Tokyo (NRT), Trivandrum
Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Barcelona (BCN),
Berlin (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Budapest (BUD), Copenhagen (CPH),
Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Frankfurt (FRA), Istanbul (IST),
London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Milan (MXP), Moscow
(DME), Munich (MUC), Oslo (OSL), Paris (CDG), Rome (FCO),
Stockholm (ARN), Vienna (VIE), Zurich (ZRH).
Amman (AMM), Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR), Beirut
(BEY), Erbil (EBL), Kuwait (KWI), Mashad (MHD), Muscat (MCT),
Najaf (NJF), Salalah (SLL), Shiraz (SYZ), Sohar (OHS),
Sulaymaniyah (ISU), Teheran (IKA)