Qatar Airways network expands to 100 destinations
Qatar Airways announces the resumptions of services to Sofia via Bucharest, marking the 100th destination to be added back to its global network.
The three weekly flights to Sofia starting from October 16, 2020, will see the airline’s network expansion to more than 700 weekly flights across six continents.
The following destinations are planned to resume flights or increase frequencies:
Bucharest (three weekly flights starting October 16)
Copenhagen (increased to 10 weekly flights from October 12)
Madrid (increased to 10 weekly flights from October 12)
Manchester (increased to 17 weekly flights from October 12)
Singapore (increasing to double daily flights from October 25)
Sofia (three weekly flights starting October 16)
Stockholm (increased to 10 weekly flights from October 12)
Qatar Airways has played a significant role in the global aviation industry since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has safely taken home more than 2.3 million passengers on over 35,000 flights in the last couple of months.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As one of the few airlines to have continuously flown throughout the pandemic to take passengers home safely and reliably, we are proud reach this significant milestone in the rebuild of our network. Our focus is not only on restarting destinations but also operating as many frequencies as possible to provide our passengers the flexibility to travel when they want. With more than 700 weekly frequencies currently, and plans to increase our network to more than 125 destinations by the end of 2020, our passengers will enjoy more options to travel when they want across the globe, safely and reliably.”
Qatar Airways strategic investment in a variety of fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft, including the largest fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, has enabled it to continue flying throughout this crisis and perfectly positions it to lead the sustainable recovery of international travel.
By the end of 2020, Qatar Airways’ plans to rebuild its network to more than 125 destinations including 20 in Africa, 11 in the Americas, 41 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe, and 15 in the Middle East. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies.
Qatar Airways recently announced significant updates to its mobile app that allows passengers to plan their travel with greater ease, helping minimize physical contact and interactions throughout their journey. Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club will earn 1,000 Qmiles when they download the mobile app.
To ensure travelers can plan their travel with peace of mind in the current climate, the airline has extended its booking policies to offer even more choice to its passengers. The airline allows unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original one. The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before 31 December 2020, after which fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to 31 December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.
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