Qatar Airways expects to resume half of its network by June

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By the end of this month, Gulf carrier Qatar Airways will begin a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions across the world.

Having maintained flights to at least 30 destinations where possible during the ongoing global pandemic, the Oneworld member is aiming to resume services to 80 destinations, including Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, as part of this gradual restart expected to last throughout May and June.

This expansion will focus on connections between Qatar’s home of Doha and major hubs for partner airlines like London, Chicago, Dallas, and Hong Kong. Of course, these plans are all tentative and Qatar Airways will follow closely the indicators of the global travel market, health advice and regulations.

“Throughout this crisis our passengers have been at the centre of our focus,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “Our airline has implemented industry-leading hygiene practices and commercial policies enabling our passengers to book and travel with confidence. We have maintained a flexible and agile network to help take over 1 million people home through our state of the art hub in Doha and to transport more than 100,000 tonnes of essential medical and aid supplies to where they are needed.”

This means by the end of June we could see Qatar resume 23 services in Europe, 4 in the Americas, 20 in the Middle East and Africa, and 33 in Asia-Pacific. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies.

Currently, the airline is still operating flights to more than 30 world destinations, with the hopes this number will reach more than 50 by the end of the month. 80 by the end of June. Below is a full list of the destinations Qatar expect to be flying to by the end of June, albeit with yet to be confirmed changes on board and to the aircraft.

Africa: Addis Ababa (ADD), Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Tunis (TUN)

Americas: Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Sao Paulo (GRU), Montreal (YUL)

Asia-Pacific: Guangzhou (CAN), Hong Kong (HKG), Seoul (ICN), Tokyo (NRT), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG), Bangkok (BKK), Jakarta (CGK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Manila (MNL), Singapore (SIN), Ahmedabad (AMD), Amritsar (ATQ), Bangalore (BLR), Mumbai (BOM), Calicut (CCJ), Kolkata (CCU), Colombo (CMB), Kochi (COK), Dhaka (DAC), New Delhi (DEL), Goa (GOI), Hyderabad (HYD), Kathmandu (KTM), Chennai (MAA), Male (MLE), Trivandrum (TRV), Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), Lahore (LHE), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), Sydney (SYD)

Europe: Athens (ATH), Budapest (BUD), Moscow (DME), Istanbul (IST), Amsterdam (AMS), Stockholm (ARN), Barcelona (BCN), Brussels (BRU), Paris (CDG), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Rome (FCO), Frankfurt (FRA), London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Munich (MUC), Milan (MXP), Oslo (OSL), Berlin (TXL), Vienna (VIE), Zurich (ZRH)

Middle East: Amman (AMM), Beirut (BEY), Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR), Erbil (EBL), Teheran (IKA), Sulaymaniyah (ISU), Kuwait (KWI), Muscat (MCT), Mashad (MHD), Najaf (NJF), Sohar (OHS), Salalah (SLL), Shiraz (SYZ)

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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