Wayfarer TV: Qatar Airways adds 100th destination as global network expands

by James Wilkinson

Qatar Airways has resumed services to Sofia via Bucharest, marking the 100th destination to be added back to its rapidly-expanding global network.

The carrier’s latest expansion will also see more destinations and flights added in the coming weeks – including Singapore going double-daily from October 25 – as the airline’s network grows to more than 700 weekly flights across six continents.

“As one of the few airlines to have continuously flown throughout the pandemic to take passengers home safely and reliably, we are proud to reach this significant milestone in the rebuild of our network,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker.

“Our focus is not only on restarting destinations but also operating as many frequencies as possible to provide our passengers the flexibility to travel when they want.

“With more than 700 weekly frequencies currently, and plans to increase our network to more than 125 destinations by the end of 2020, our passengers will enjoy more options to travel
when they want across the globe, safely and reliably.”

Since the onset of the pandemic, Qatar Airways has flown over 175 million kilometres taking home over 2.3 million passengers on over 37,000 flights.

Qatar Airways says its  strategic investment in a variety of fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft, including the largest fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, has enabled it to continue flying throughout this crisis and “perfectly positions it to lead the sustainable recovery of international travel”.

By the end of 2020, Qatar Airways’ plans to rebuild its network to more than 125 destinations including 20 in Africa, 11 in the Americas, 41 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe and 15 in the Middle East. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies.