NEWS

qatar airways announces early launch of seattle flights :

qatar airways announces early launch of seattle flights :

Passengers travelling to and from the U.S., including Seattle, can enjoy the world’s Best Business Class Seat, with Qatar Airways operating Qsuite on all 11 of its U.S. routes. The Qsuite seat layout is a 1-2-1 configuration, providing passengers with the most spacious, fully private, comfortable and socially distanced Business Class product in the sky, with its unique sliding doors. Passengers can also stay connected with family, friends and colleagues with Super Wi-Fi connectivity available on board all Seattle flights.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to enhancing its connectivity with the U.S. market. Bringing forward the launch of flights to Seattle, our second new U.S. destination since the onset of the pandemic, epitomises this commitment. With flights to Washington State’s largest city our U.S. network will grow to 11 gateways, surpassing the number of destinations we operated in the U.S. pre-COVID19. We look forward to launching our Seattle service and connecting with the hub of our future oneworld partner, Alaska Airlines.”

Port of Seattle Commission President, Peter Steinbrueck, said: “Despite the worldwide pandemic, Qatar Airways' new service to SEA demonstrates the strength and resilience of our region as an important global travel destination. We are committed to improving the global traveller experience, and will continue to invest confidently in projects such as the International Arrivals Facility and North Satellite Modernization programs at SEA.”

Seattle is the seventh new destination added by Qatar Airways since the start of the pandemic. The launch of flights to Seattle will increase Qatar Airways’ U.S. network to 66 weekly flights to 11 destinations in the U.S., connecting onwards to hundreds of American cities through strategic partnerships with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue. Seattle joins existing U.S. destinations including Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington, D.C. (IAD).

In a further demonstration of its commitment to the U.S. market, on 15 December 2020 Qatar Airways launched a frequent flyer partnership with Alaska Airlines and plans to implement codeshare co-operation with the airline in line with it joining oneworld in March 2021, complementing its existing strong partnership with fellow oneworld member, American Airlines.

Passengers travelling to or from Seattle can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways currently operates more than 800 weekly flights to over 110 destinations across the globe. By the end of March 2021, Qatar Airways plans to rebuild its network to 129 destinations including 21 in Africa, 13 in the Americas, 30 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe, 12 in India and 15 in the Middle East. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule of daily or more frequencies.

Throughout the pandemic, Qatar Airways never stopped flying to the U.S. in order to take more than 260,000 Americans home to their loved ones, with flights to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth maintained during the entire period. The World’s Best Airline continued to grow and innovate since the onset of the pandemic with industry-leading flexible booking policies, comprehensive health and safety measures and a reliable network.

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently ranked “Third Best Airport in the World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World's Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014. In addition, HIA was voted the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row.

Seattle Flight Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Doha (DOH) to Seattle (SEA) QR719 departs: 08:00 arrives: 12:20

Seattle (SEA) to Doha (DOH) QR720 departs: 17:05 arrives: 17:15+1

more news


NEWS
qatar airways cargo ready for launch of webcargo app : the world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders with real-time pricing, capacity, and ebookings via webcargo, marking a major milestone in air cargo digitalisation. kuehne+nagel and air france launch carbon neutral air freight lane : to support the industry’s carbon reduction targets, kuehne+nagel and air france klm martinair cargo have launched the first carbon neutral air freight lane between north america and europe. nallian appoints steven polmans as chief customer officer : data sharing specialist nallian has appointed former director of cargo and logistics at brussels airport and current tiaca chairman steven polmans as its chief customer officer. xpo logistics announces partnership with truckers against trafficking : xpo logistics, inc., a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, has announced a new partnership with truckers against trafficking (tat) to further the company’s stance against human trafficking. maersk extends sustainability support in german rail markets : maersk has extended its sustainability support of german rail customers with a new capo2 free intermodal transports solution, which is now available on 85% of its german inland rail services. ceva logistics launches china to france express train : ceva logistics has launched an express train service from jinhua (china) to dourges (france) to provide additional freight capacity for shippers amid unprecedented demand for transport and logistics services. swissterminal to take charge of three french ports : swissterminal has announced it will take over operations of the three french inland ports ottmarsheim, huningue-village-neuf and ile napoléon in the course of 2021. the company has won an international tender to operate the three alsatian ports. for this reason, the switzerland-based integrated logistics operator will form the new company alsaceterminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of swissterminal international ag. emirates skycargo shows adaptability in face of 2020 disruption : 2020 was a year unlike any other for the aviation and the air cargo industry. tt club calls for increase in safety awareness : international freight transport and logistics insurer tt club wants cargo owners to be more aware of safety issues arising from poorly packed containers and misdeclared goods. urging them to make good practice in the supply chain part of their esg (environmental, social and governance) policies. st engineering and airbus redeliver a321 p2f aircraft : st engineering, airbus and their joint venture, elbe flugzeugwerke (efw) today redelivered an a321 passenger-to-freighter (p2f) aircraft to bbam limited partnership, a leading aircraft lease management company with over us$29b of assets under management and some 150 professionals located in offices around the world. parcelhero assures deliveries not affected by lockdown : the introduction of a third national lockdown for england and new brexit red tape at borders has not created severe delays, says the home delivery expert parcelhero. however, it cautions that supermarket slots remain scarce in some areas, while brexit has created new bureaucracy and costs, forcing smaller eu sellers to abandon the uk market. amsterdam schiphol to restructure cargo division : amsterdam airport schiphol is restructuring its cargo division, bringing it into its new aviation business development division under the umbrella of business unit airport operations and aviation partnerships, from the first of march 2021. qatar airways increases south american connectivity : qatar airways is pleased to announce it has increased são paulo services to 10 weekly flights and expanded codeshare cooperation with latam airlines brasil optimising connectivity for both airline’s passengers to and from destinations in asia, the middle east and south america. the new codeshare agreement will further strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2016 and recently expanded in june 2019. qatar airways announces early launch of seattle flights : qatar airways is pleased to announce it will bring forward the launch of its four weekly flights to seattle from 15 march to 29 january 2021. the airline will operate a four-times weekly service operated by its state-of-the-art boeing 777 featuring 42 seats in business class and 312 seats in economy class. caribou aims for expansion after new md appointment : the parcel, haulage and freight logistics company, caribou has appointed a new managing director as its expansion plans pick up pace. deutsche bahn makes climate change a-list once again : deutsche bahn (db) has once again made the climate change a list published by cdp, a non-profit charity that manages a renowned global environmental disclosure system. db's high score reflects its role as a global leader in the fight against climate change. turkish cargo successfully carries first batch of covid-19 vaccines : maintaining its healthcare, medical equipment and vaccine shipments uninterruptedly all around the globe, turkish cargo carried the first batch of the covid-19 vaccines (sinovac), procured from china by the ministry of health, to turkey. khalifa ports south quay launches operations : the first shipment, carrying bauxite, destined for emirates global aluminium (ega)’s al taweelah alumina refinery, called at khalifa port’s south quay, marking the commencement of operations at the newly launched facility. abu dhabi ports calls for evolving ports' policy : the world’s most competitive industrial parks are also the most inviting and readily predictable for tenants, according to a whitepaper released by abu dhabi ports, a port operator that owns, manages and operates 11 ports and terminals in the uae and guinea, as well as 555 sqkm of industrial and commercial land in the uae under its industrial cities and free zone cluster. kerry logistics launches multimodal transport products : kerry logistics network limited (‘kerry logistics network’; stock code 0636.hk) has launched new multimodal transport products to mongolia, through its member globalink logistics, to offer alternative solutions to customers to explore untapped market potential.