Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of flights to two additional US gateways, Houston (IAH) and Philadelphia (PHL).
The airline will also expand frequencies to daily to Los Angeles (LAX) from August 12 and double daily to New York (JFK) from September 1. This news, which will add three weekly flights to Houston from September 2 and four weekly flights to Philadelphia from September 15, will see Qatar Airways’ US operations grow to eight gateways, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, D.C., strengthening its position as the leading international carrier operating services to and from the US.
Strong partnerships in place with American Airlines and JetBlue, which currently empower Qatar Airways passengers to book onward travel with American Airlines on more than 600 daily flights and with JetBlue on more than 70 daily flights, will amplify the reach of these flights even further. 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.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, 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 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.”
Travellers can plan their travel to Qatar Airways’ eight U.S. destinations with peace of mind, as 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.