Qatar Airways: 100 flights to the USA and a new Business in 787-9


Qatar Airways is strengthening its service to the United States with more than 100 flights per week to 12 airports. It also presented the new Business Class of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

With 12 American airports served during the summer of 2021 from its base at Doha-Hamad International airport, the Qatari national airline will offer more than one hundred flights per week, its codeshare with American Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines bearing the number of its destinations in the country to more than 230. Four American gateways in particular – Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington – will be entitled to two daily flights, Dallas-Fort Worth will increase to 12 flights per week, while Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle hit a daily rhythm.

  • Chicago-O’Hare – daily flights doubled between July 21 and September 26
  • Los Angeles – daily flights doubled between July 16 and September 26
  • New York-JFK – doubling daily flights from June 29
  • Washington-Dulles – daily flights doubled between July 22 and September 26
  • Dallas-Fort Worth – upgrade to 12 weekly flights between July 11 and September 26
  • Houston – continuation of daily flights
  • Boston – change to daily flights from July 3
  • Miami – switch to daily flights from July 4
  • San Francisco – change to daily flights from June 29
  • Seattle – switch to daily flights starting June 28
  • Philadelphia – upgrade to five weekly flights starting July 6, then daily flights starting July 21
  • Atlanta – rising to five per week starting July 15

Qatar Airways Group Managing Director Akbar Al Baker said in a statement: “Qatar Airways has remained connected to the United States throughout the pandemic, adding two new destinations with San Francisco and Seattle, while increasing flights across our 12 gateways to optimize connections with our growing network of more than 140 destinations. We have also strengthened our strategic partnerships with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue, which allows us to connect to more cities and airports in the United States than any other airline, giving American travelers the most convenient way. to travel abroad this summer. As we continue to lead the recovery of international travel, we will remain focused on providing seamless, secure and reliable connectivity to our millions of passengers and on an unparalleled travel experience whenever they choose to travel with Qatar Airways. « .

Passengers can book flights with peace of mind knowing that Qatar Airways offers unlimited date changes and free refunds for all tickets issued before June 30, 2021, for trips completed before May 31, 2022. The Reservation Policy The carrier’s peak flexible also provides the functionality of permanent ticket exchange for a travel voucher with an additional 10% value for all customers booking travel through

The Oneworld alliance company also lifted the veil yesterday on the new Business Class of its 787-9, which is « officially » deployed this Friday between Doha and Milan-Malpensa. « Designed with Qatar Airways’ unique design DNA and appealing to the discerning traveler, » the new Business Class Adient Ascent « embodies a truly personal, spacious and functional contemporary design, allowing you to relax in your own private sanctuary. « . Arranged in a herringbone pattern in a 1-2-1 configuration, each of the 30 suites has direct access to the aisle with a sliding door « to ensure the ultimate in privacy and comfort »; passengers in adjacent central suites can slide out the privacy panels at the touch of a button to create their own private enclosed space.  » The seat converts to a 79-inch fully flat bed, providing high levels of comfort on board. « Passengers can relax during their flight knowing that their personal mobile device is securely stored in a dedicated phone cradle, » equipped with wireless charging technology compatible with iOS and Android devices.

The 787-9 Dreamliner is used on Qatar Airways flights to Athens, Barcelona, ​​Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and therefore Milan, with a total capacity of 311 seats – 30 Business Class suites and 281 Economy seats. Seven of the thirty units ordered have been delivered, as well as the thirty 787-8 expected (configured in 22 + 232).

According to Akbar Al-Baker, “The new Business Class Suite sets another industry standard with a unique private experience for premium passengers traveling with us, which is becoming increasingly valuable during this pandemic while presenting the standards of Qatar Airways’ 5-star excellence and Qatari hospitality that is the epitome on all of our flights. Our passengers deserve the best and I have no doubts that they will appreciate the larger Dreamliner variant for its unmatched comfort in the sky. Passengers can be assured that its responsible impact on the environment is fully aligned with our ambition to achieve the highest levels of sustainability.  »

Read also: Qatar Airways plans « exclusive » Boeing 777X first class suites

Business Class passengers can enjoy a wide selection of international dishes, food and drink, as well as healthy vegan meal options that are part of the Qatar Airways à la carte menu. Not only will passengers enjoy award-winning cuisine, but premium passengers will be ‘pampered with products and amenities from world-class brands including Narumi, BRIC’S, Diptyque, TWG Tea, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio and The White Company for n ‘name a few’.

In Economy Class, the 281 seats produced by Recaro exemplify the most recent design and technology. Each seat is equipped with a 13-inch Panasonic IFE touchscreen in addition to a personal electronic device holder for mobile devices and iPads. The seat has a rotating armrest that can be completely stowed away in the backrest, providing a more comfortable and spacious experience. Passengers will enjoy the full « Cuisine » dining experience, providing an elevated travel experience in economy class.


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