An important statement was issued a short time ago by a spokesman for Qatar Airways, beginning to gradually restart its flights to its global network of destinations, in line with the increasing demand for travel, and to ease restrictions on entry to many countries around the world.
On the other hand, the company said in a statement today, Wednesday, during this crisis, the national carrier of the State of Qatar continued to operate flights to more than 30 destinations, which helped more than a million passengers to return to their countries, and enabled the carrier to monitor global travel traffic closely and start planning to return Gradually launch flights to more destinations.
On the other hand, Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways Group, said during this crisis, that our focus has been on our passengers and providing the best means to serve them. Qatar Airways has implemented pioneering hygiene and sterilization procedures and introduced flexible trade policies, enabling travelers to book and travel with peace of mind. We have also maintained a flexible and robust network of destinations to assist more than a million people to return to their countries through our operations headquarters in Doha, not to mention the transfer of more than 100,000 tons of essential medical materials and humanitarian aid wherever needed.
He added, while we monitor all indicators of the global travel market on a daily basis, we continue to focus on our primary mission, which is how to restore global travel and search for the best ways to ensure a smooth travel experience for all travelers to their final destinations. During this crisis, we have built solid bridges of trust with travelers, governments and airports that we are a reliable partner that has proven its presence and presence for them in the most difficult times, and we aspire to continue to accomplish this mission at a time when we will continue to gradually rebuild our network of destinations.
Qatar Airways continued: “While the current state of the world is constantly changing, Qatar Airways has made a number of assumptions based on its unique perspective on this situation, being one of the few global airlines that have continued to operate flights to different parts of the world in the past few months. With the ongoing developments regarding the restrictions imposed on entry to countries, it becomes difficult to predict exactly what the future of travel holds. However, expectations indicate that short trips will recover first, as well as business trips between large international cities gradually, as the world will witness a demand for travel to visit family and friends after months of complete closure and embargo.
The National Carrier of Qatar will employ its diversified and efficient fleet of aircraft to operate the aircraft of the appropriate size to meet the expected demand for all destinations expected to be relaunched. By the end of June, the Qatar Airways is looking to operate flights to 80 destinations worldwide, including 23 destinations in Europe, four destinations in the Americas, 20 destinations in the Middle East and Africa, and 33 destinations in Asia and the carrier will allocate a strong flight schedule to many of these cities One or more trips to every destination.
The gradual expansion in the first phase will focus on enhancing flights between the carrier’s operations headquarters in Doha with the global headquarters of its partners around the world, which include London, Chicago, Dallas and Hong Kong. It comes in conjunction with the reopening of many business and tourism destinations worldwide, such as Madrid and Mumbai.
Qatar Airways currently operates flights to more than 30 destinations worldwide. The airline plans to operate flights to more than 50 destinations before the end of May, with the resumption of flights to many destinations such as Manila, Nairobi and Amman. The carrier will also add more destinations, before the end of June.