Gulf carrier will begin services to cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Boston in 2012
Qatar Airways plans to start flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and Detroit within the next year, doubling its US network, as the carrier begins receiving Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
A daily New York service will also be increased to three flights a day, with the addition of links via cities in Eastern and Western Europe, CEO Akbar Al Baker said yesterday in Montreal.
The airline has daily flights to Washington and Houston.
Qatar Airways to Serve Atlanta, Chicago Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg Qatar Airways plans to start flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and Detroit within the next year, doubling its US network.
Qatar Airways plans to start flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and Detroit within the next year, doubling its US network.
CEO Akbar al Baker said, “Qatar Airways is in the midst of a very aggressive expansion plan.”
“The only thing that stopped us from going earlier is the delayed delivery of the 787s,” he said about the US flights.
The carrier has placed orders for 60 Dreamliners as it works toward boosting its global network to 170 destinations from 113 over three years.
Like Dubai-based Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways, the carrier is using a Middle East hub to link markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Qatar Airways also plans to resume services to Yangon, Myanmar in October, Al Baker said. The carrier’s order backlog also includes 60 A350s and 10 A380s made by Airbus SAS.
Boeing began delivering 787s last year ending more than three years of delays caused by struggles with new materials and production techniques.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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