Qatar Airways (Doha) has announced the next phase of its USA route development with the introduction of three new passenger routes to Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. With these new destinations, Qatar Airways will offer daily nonstop services to all 10 of the largest metropolitan areas of the United States.
Effective January 1, 2016, Qatar Airways will commence daily flights to Los Angeles, California with the airline’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft, which features a two-class cabin with 42 Business Class fully lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.
From March 16, 2016, the airline will launch daily flights to Boston and will operate its latest flagship A350-900 XWB in a two-class configuration with 36 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, featuring an 80” fully flat bed and 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen.
Atlanta, Georgia, will be Qatar Airways’ third new route to the US and will commence with daily flights starting on July 1, 2016 (now moved forward to June 1, 2016). The route will be operated with the airline’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft.
Increasing passenger demand to America’s largest city and financial center, New York, has prompted Qatar Airways to add a second daily service to the city from March 1, 2016. Qatar Airways has served the city daily since the initial route launch in 2007. The second daily service to New York’s JFK will be operated by the Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft providing passengers an opportunity to experience both the Boeing 777 and the A350 aircraft types on the route.
The airline has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 156 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations. Among the 146 destinations currently served are Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta and the Maldives – all with excellent connections from the US cities.
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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A350-941 A7-ALA (msn 006) is pictured at Frankfurt, its first destination.