Qatar Airways has added a second daily non-stop flight between New York’s John F Kennedy Airport & Hamad International Airport, Doha. This brand new morning route will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This marks the milestone of the third Airbus A350 flight to be operated within the United States, featuring the 2 QR A350 flights to New York’s JFK and to Boston accordingly. The airline are due to add another service to Atlanta on June 1st.
“This new route is evidence of our rapid growth in the United States,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “By offering a second flight from JFK, we provide our leisure and business travellers with convenient connections, via Doha, to top destinations in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East. In particular, business travel between New York City and Singapore on Qatar Airways is now one of our most popular routes, offering business travellers a best-in-class experience featuring the Airbus 350 – the most technologically advanced aircraft in commercial aviation flying today – on every leg of the journey.”
“The Airbus A350 is an iconic commercial aircraft of the next decade,” continued H.E. Mr. Al Baker. “We were proud to be a part of its inception and we look forward to introducing this unparalleled aircraft with business and leisure travellers along our New York – Doha route.”
The new morning flight will depart Doha at 02:25 local time and will arrive in New York at 09:15 local time. The flight will then depart New York again at 11:15 local time and will arrive in Doha for 06:45 local time. This new route signifies a huge development within Qatar Airways’ portfolio. The airline currently has 72 A350’s on order and will aim to add more services to the States and other parts of the world with their A350.
Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 181 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.