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Qatar Airways says doubling its flights to New York's JFK

Doha carrier announces launch of second daily, non-stop flight; operated by Airbus A350

Qatar Airways says doubling its flights to New York's JFK

Qatar Airways has announced the addition of a second daily, non-stop flight between John F Kennedy Airport in New York City and Hamad International Airport in Doha.

The new service is being operated by an Airbus A350 and represents the 10th Qatar Airways route between Doha and the United States, the carrier said in a statement.

The airline said it has now been operating in the United States for nine years and recently added daily, non-stop service to Boston, and will commence flights to Atlanta on June 1.

“This new route is evidence of our rapid growth in the United States,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

“By offering a second flight from JFK, we provide our leisure and business travellers with convenient connections, via Doha, to top destinations in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East.”

Qatar Airways was the global launch partner of the A350 in 2015. The airline currently operates eight of the aircraft on four different continents, including routes to Frankfurt, Munich, Singapore, and from next month, Adelaide.

In the United States the A350 currently operates to Philadelphia and Boston, in addition to the second daily flight to New York’s JFK.

Qatar Airways has an additional 72 A350s on order.

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