Dhaka: Qatar Airways announced on August 7 that the airline will resume flights to two additional destinations in the United States - Houston and Philadelphia - from August 12.
The carrier will also increase frequencies to Los Angeles to one each day from August 12, and twice-daily to New York from September 1, the airline added.
Moreover, the three weekly flights to Houston from September 2 and four weekly flights to Philadelphia from September 15, will see the airline’s US operations grow to eight gateways including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, DC.
By mid-September 2020, travellers will gain access to 56 weekly flights in the airline’s US network and will be able to book onward travel with American Airline to over 200 destinations on more than 850 daily flights, and with JetBlue to over 55 destinations on more than 150 daily flights.
“Qatar Airways has remained committed to bringing people home safely since the onset of the pandemic, and our commitment to the US, a very important strategic market, has never wavered. We are proud of our repatriation efforts to-date, and we look forward to providing travellers access to even more flights to the US with the resumption of flights to Houston and Philadelphia, two major cities. The addition of these flights brings us to eight US destinations and maintains our position as the largest international carrier in the US, and we look forward to soon returning to all ten of our incredible US gateways,” said Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.
The carrier has extended its booking policies to offer passengers maximum flexibility and choice, ranging from unlimited date changes to the option of changing your destination as often as needed within 5,000 miles of the original destination. Fare difference fees will not apply for travel completed before December 31.