(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Qatar Airways, the only Gulf carrier that never stopped flying to the US during the crisis in an effort to take over 160,000 stranded people home, Friday announced the resumption of flights to Houston (IAH) and Philadelphia (PHL) along with expanding frequencies to daily to Los Angeles (LAX) from August 12 and double daily to New York (JFK) from September 1.
The addition of 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., strengthening its positions as the leading international carrier operating services to and from the US.
Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of flights to Philadelphia
Qatar Airways is also resuming flights to Houston
Strong partnerships in place with American Airline and JetBlue, which currently empower Qatar Airways passengers to book onward travel with American Airline on more than 600 daily flights and with JetBlue on more than 70 daily flights, will amplify the reach of these flights even further, according to a statement. 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 Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, said: ‘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