Qatar Airways announces plans to reinstate Atlanta route

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Qatar Airways will adopt its 12th gateway in the US, with the resumption of four weekly flights to Atlanta starting from June 1, 2021.

The carrier will also significantly increase frequencies with an additional 13 weekly flights, to operate a total of 83 weekly flights across its 12 gateways. Having become the largest international carrier during the early stages of the pandemic, the airline has applied its unrivalled knowledge of global passenger flows and booking trends to rebuild its global network and cement its position as the leading Middle East airline, connecting the US with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker stated: “We are proud to be the leading Middle East airline providing safe and reliable connectivity to and from the US via Hamad International Airport. With the upcoming launch of Seattle and the resumption of Atlanta, we will reach 12 gateways in the U.S, two more than what we operated pre-COVID-19.

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“Our commitment to the US market has also seen us add and expand strategic partnerships with American carriers, offering our passengers hundreds of additional flight connections with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue. As we look forward to global travel recovering in 2021, we will remain focused on providing seamless, safe and reliable connectivity to our millions of passengers and ensuring we continue to earn their trust every time they choose to fly with Qatar Airways,” he concluded.

Qatar Airways also plans to resume services and increase frequencies to several destinations, including Chicago (increasing to 10 weekly flights from March 4); Dallas-Fort Worth (increasing to 10 weekly flights from March 2); Houston (increasing to daily flights from March 14); Miami (increasing to three weekly flights from July 3); San Francisco (ramping up to daily flights by July 2); and Seattle (four weekly flights starting January 29 and ramping up to daily flights by July 1).