Qatar Airways stakes claim as world's largest carrier as flight resumptions reach 40 routes

5 Jun 2020 by Mark Caswell
Qatar Airways A350-1000

Qatar Airways says it is currently the world’s largest passenger and cargo airline, with its network now having passed the 40-destinations mark.

The carrier has steadily been adding routes back into its schedules, including Brisbane last month, and plans to fly to 80 destinations by the end of June.

This week the airline resumed flights to Bangkok, Barcelona, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Singapore and Vienna, with Dar es Salaam set to follow on June 16, New York on June 19, Berlin on July 1, and Venice on July 15. Schedules for all of these routes are detailed below.

Flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome are also being increased to daily, with Qatar Airways now operating over 170 weekly flights.

Commenting on both the coronavirus crisis, and the ongoing blockade of Qatar by four neighbouring countries,  Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said:

“It has been a testing few years but Qatar Airways will always continue to represent our country with integrity, flying our nation’s flag proudly around the world.

“Our robust business planning, swift actions in the face of the crisis, customer-focused solutions and dedicated staff have enabled us to continue succeeding in the face of two unprecedented aviation events.

“Despite the many attempts by the blockading countries to blemish our excellent reputation, I am proud to say that my country and the airline have managed to persevere and grow over the last three years.”

Last month the carrier announced a number of measures in the light of Covid-19, including full PPE suits for cabin crew, and a modified inflight service to reduce interactions between passengers and crew.

Schedules for new and forthcoming Qatar Airways routes

Bangkok from June 1 (daily)

Doha (DOH) to Bangkok (BKK) QR836 departs: 02:55 arrives 13:55

Bangkok (BKK) to Doha (DOH) QR837 departs: 02:10 arrives 05:15

Barcelona started from June 1 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

Doha (DOH) to Barcelona (BCN) QR145 departs: 08:20 arrives 14:15

Barcelona (BCN) to Doha (DOH) QR146 departs: 15:35 arrives 22:40

Lahore started from June 1 (double daily)

Doha (DOH) to Lahore (LHE) QR628 departs 01:00 arrives 06:30

Doha (DOH) to Lahore (LHE) QR620 departs 20:10 arrives 01:40+1

Lahore (LHE) to Doha (DOH) QR621 departs 03:45 arrives 05:20

Lahore (LHE) to Doha (DOH) QR629 departs 09:30 arrives 11:05

Vienna started from June 1 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

Doha (DOH) to Vienna (VIE) QR183 departs: 08:40 arrives 13:20

Vienna (VIE) to Doha (DOH) QR184 departs: 16:10 arrives 22:30

Karachi started from June 2 (double daily)

Doha (DOH) to Karachi (KHI) QR610 departs 01:30 arrives 06:10

Doha (DOH) to Karachi (KHI) QR604 departs 20:35 arrives 01:15+1

Karachi (KHI) to Doha (DOH) QR605 departs 04:45 arrives 05:35

Karachi (KHI) to Doha (DOH) QR611 departs 09:40 arrives 10:30

Singapore started from June 2 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

Doha (DOH) to Singapore (SIN) QR946 departs: 00:40 arrives 13:35

Singapore (SIN) to Doha (DOH) QR945 departs: 02:15 arrives 04:55

Islamabad started from June 4 (double daily)

Doha (DOH) to Islamabad (ISB) QR614 departs 01:00 arrives 06:30

Doha (DOH) to Islamabad (ISB) QR632 departs 20:15 arrives 01:45+1

Islamabad (ISB) to Doha (DOH) QR633 departs 03:40 arrives 05:30

Islamabad (ISB) to Doha (DOH) QR615 departs 09:15 arrives 11:05

Peshawar started from June 4 (four weekly flights)

Doha (DOH) to Peshawar (PEW) QR600 departs 20:20 arrives 01:35

Peshawar (PEW) to Doha (DOH) QR601 departs 03:35 arrives 05:10

Tunis from June 5 (Monday and Friday)

Doha (DOH) to Tunis (TUN) QR1399 departs 08:10 arrives 12:15

Tunis (TUN) to Doha (DOH) QR1400 departs 15:30 arrives 22:40

Dar es Salaam from June 16 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

Doha (DOH) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) QR1347 departs 01:00 arrives 07:20

Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Doha (DOH) QR1348 departs 22:55 arrives 05:30+1

New York from June 19 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Doha (DOH) to New York (JFK) QR701 departs 08:15 arrives 15:00

New York (JFK) to Doha (DOH) QR702 departs 21:00 arrives 16:15+1

Berlin starting July 1 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Doha (DOH) to Berlin (TXL) QR081 departs: 07:55 arrives 12:55

Berlin (TXL) to Doha (DOH) QR082 departs: 15:40 arrives 22:25

Venice starting July 15 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Doha (DOH) to Venice (VCE) QR125 departs 08:20 arrives 13:15

Venice (VCE) to Doha (DOH) QR126 departs 16:05 arrives 22:30

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