Qatar Airways plans to incrementally increase its connectivity to Montréal, Canada, from January 16, 2021.
By February 25, the Qatari carrier will operate daily frequencies, up from the previously scheduled four weekly flights. This popular route is operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900, with 36 seats in Qsuite business class and 247 seats in economy class.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker remarked on the plans: “We are delighted to increase our services to Montréal, further enhancing connectivity for our Canadian customers, while offering our passengers travelling to and from North America seamless access to more than 75 destinations in Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East via our multiple award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport.
“We remain committed to serving our customers in Canada and have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we can operate as many flights as possible, in line with the directions of the Canadian government. From operating special charter services to a number of commercial flights, we are delighted to now offer a strong schedule of services, complemented by our recently announced partnership with Air Canada,” Al Baker added.
Also commenting on the exciting development was Ambassador of Canada to Qatar, HE Ambassador Stefanie McCollum: “I am thrilled by these recent developments and the expanded connectivity to Canada. These additional flights will give travellers more opportunities to discover Canada and all that it has to offer. Our high-quality education and safe cities are attractive to international students, and now their parents will have more options to visit and explore our beautiful and welcoming country.”
She added: “It will now be easier for those looking to expand their business or investment in Canada to connect via these flights, and we hope they too will take advantage of the amazing tourism options that await them.”
This news has followed Qatar Airways’ recent codeshare agreement with Air Canada, applicable to flights between Toronto and Doha.