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Wed, 9 December 2020

Qatar Airways to Launch Flights to Seattle, USA

(09 Dec 2020) Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to launch four flights per week to Seattle, starting 15 March 2021.

The Seattle service will be operated with Airbus A350-900 aircraft featuring 36 seats in Qsuite Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Flight QR719 is scheduled to depart from Doha (DOH) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Seattle (SEA) at 12:20.

The return flight, QR720, is timed to depart from Seattle on the same days at 17:05, arriving in Doha at 17:15 the following day.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 reg: A7-ANB. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Port of Seattle Commission President, Mr. Peter Steinbrueck, said, This commitment by Qatar Airways, despite the current situation with the pandemic, is a testament to how the world views the long-term strength and resiliency of the Puget Sound region. This also supports the Ports decision to continue to invest in projects such as the International Arrivals Facility and North Satellite Modernization to provide a better experience for travelers from around the world.

The launch of flights to Seattle in March 2021 will increase Qatar Airways U.S. network to 59 weekly flights to 11 destinations in the U.S., connecting onwards to hundreds of American cities through strategic partnerships with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue.

Seattle joins existing U.S. destinations including 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).

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, Qatar Airways is committed to enhancing connectivity within the U.S. market, and the launch of flights to Seattle, our second new U.S. destination since the onset of the pandemic, epitomises this commitment. We are excited to welcome Washington States largest city as our seventh new destination announced this year, and our eleventh U.S. gateway, surpassing the number of destinations we operated in the U.S. pre-COVID19. Home to a large tech industry and a portal of innovation, Seattle is a destination that is internationally renowned for business and leisure travel.

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