Qatar Airways (Doha) today announced the expansion of a code-share agreement with US Airways (Phoenix) for flights via Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The agreement will provide millions of Americans the opportunity to fly internationally with Qatar Airways out of PHL using the seamless connection service on select code-share flights operated by US Airways.
Qatar Airways will launch daily nonstop service from Philadelphia to Doha, Qatar on April 2, 2014.
The partnership will further expand the opportunities of U.S. travelers flying internationally who want to use Qatar Airways’ growing list of destinations. Connections to PHL through US Airways are available from the following cities:
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Chicago, IL (ORD)
Boston, MA (BOS)
Miami, FL (MIA)
Tampa, FL (TPA)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
Qatar Airways and US Airways’ code-share and frequent flyer partnership, which launched in 2009, focused on flights between Doha and the United States and Europe, as well as connecting flights from select European gateways to Doha. The code-share agreement will provide customers the convenience of a single combined ticket for Qatar Airways and US Airways operated connections, and will include the benefits of one-stop check-in and automatic baggage transfer. In addition, the airlines’ frequent flyer program members may earn miles or points while traveling on all flights of the other carrier and may redeem award tickets as well.
Qatar Airways joined the oneworld® alliance on October 30, 2013 and US Airways will become a member on March 31, 2014.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-2DZ LR (Longer Range) A7-BBA (msn 36012) arrives in London (Heathrow).
Qatar Airways (Doha) today announced it will be extending its footprint in the USA by announcing its seventh gateway to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Service will commence on July 1, 2014. The move was expected due to its new Oneworld relationship with partner American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth).
The Dallas/Fort Worth route will be operated with the airline’s flagship Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which features a two-class design with 42 Business Class lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration (below).
Qatar Airways currently flies to four destinations in the United States – New York (JFK), Washington (Dulles), Chicago (O’Hare) and Houston (Bush Intercontinental). The airline will nearly double its footprint in the United States with the addition of three new routes in 2014: Philadelphia (April 2, 2014), Miami (June 10, 2014) and now Dallas/Fort Worth (July 1, 2014).
Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-2DZ LR A7-BBE (msn 36017) taxies at Paris (CDG).
Qatar Airways’ (Doha) fleet has now grown to 80 aircraft with the delivery of the 15th Boeing 777, up from 40 aircraft five years ago. However the fleet will grow to 120 aircraft by 2013 with a new DOH airport coming in 2012.
Qatar Airways (Doha) last night (December 6) launched nonstop service between DOH and Melbourne, Australia with Boeing 777-200 LRs (Longer Range). The new route will be operated initially three times a week. However with the delivery of the pictured 777-2DZ LR A7-BBD (msn 36016) later this month the route will become daily service starting on January 1, 2010.
Qatar Airways (Doha) will add both Melbourne and Sydney later this year. The fast growing airline is also adding new service to Amritsar and Goa in India. The previously-announced Doha-Houston route (almost 17 hours of flying) is on schedule to commence on March 30. The new long range routes will be assigned to the newly delivered Boeing 777-200 LRs (Longer Range).