Qatar Airways has announced additional U.S. flights in advance of the holiday season that include resuming services to Miami (MIA) with two weekly flights from 14 November and increasing weekly frequencies to both Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK). After maintaining operations to take more than 220,000 passengers home to the U.S. since the onset of the pandemic, the carrier is now committing to helping travelers get home safely to see their loved ones this holiday season.
This news comes as the airline continues to strengthen its network across the globe by putting a priority on reinstating flights throughout the pandemic and adding new destinations, while also leaning into strategic partnerships. This most recently includes the announcement of San Francisco (SFO) as the airline’s newest U.S. destination – the only nonstop service this winter between San Francisco and the Middle East – set to launch on 15 December 2020.
The two weekly Miami flights, as well as the additional Chicago frequencies, will be flown on Qatar Airway’s spacious Boeing 777-300ER featuring 42 seats in the award-winning Qsuite Business Class cabin and 312 seats in Economy Class. The additional New York frequencies will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 featuring 36 Qsuites and 247 seats in Economy.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Our holiday schedule will help ensure customers traveling to see loved ones have more travel options with more global connections and flexibility to alter their bookings if their plans change. Our deep commitment to strengthening our network in the incredibly important U.S. market has been underscored since the onset of the pandemic as we continually analyse where we can resume flights, add frequencies and launch new destinations. We are pleased to further this commitment by resuming our flights to Miami this holiday season and adding more frequencies to other key U.S. markets like Chicago and New York. Our growth is based on providing the best connections between the U.S. and the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, and with these new holiday flights we are continuing to offer passengers the optimal connectivity and reliability they are looking for.”
“It is with great joy that Miami International Airport welcomes the resumption of passenger service by Qatar Airways back to Miami-Dade County,” said Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO. “Since 2014, nonstop Miami-Doha service by Qatar Airways has helped nearly 900,000 passengers connect between South Florida, the Middle East and beyond. We look forward to seeing their award-winning service back at MIA, and we congratulate them on their successful return.”