Qatar Airways has outlined plans to operate flights to 124 destinations by the end of the year, as the carrier continues to rebuild its network following the onset of Covid-19.
At the height of global travel restrictions earlier this year the airline was only operating around 30 destinations, but last month this figure reached the milestone of 90 destinations served.
The target for this winter will still be some way below the 160-odd destinations the carrier was operating this time last year, but it is nonetheless a significant expansion of the current network.
“We are proud to be the global airline passengers trust to take them where they want to go safely and reliably,” said CEO Akbar Al Baker.
“This trust begins by offering an honest schedule of flights that is realistic of the current market conditions and entry restrictions around the world. Also we ensure when entry restrictions change forcing us to postpone or cancel flights, we support our passengers with the most flexible and generous options to reschedule their plans.
“While no airline can predict with 100 per cent certainty how the market will recover or future entry restrictions, our unrivalled experience accumulated by becoming the largest international carrier during this crisis uniquely positions us to build a realistic schedule of flights with confidence.”
By the end of 2020 Qatar Airways says it will be flying to 21 destinations in Africa, ten in the Americas, 42 in Asia-Pacific, 38 in Europe and 13 in the Middle East.
A list of all routes planned to be operating by the end of the year can be seen below, and the carrier said that “Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies”.
The airline’s A380s continue to be grounded, with Qatar Airways stating that “it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market”. This leaves 49 A350s and 30 B787s to operate the carrier’s long-haul routes to Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Qatar Airways destinations operating by end of 2020 (subject to regulatory approval):
Accra (ACC), Addis Ababa (ADD), Algiers (ALG), Cape Town (CPT), Casablanca (CMN), Dar Es Salaam (DAR), Djibouti (JIB), Durban (DUR), Entebbe (EBB), Johannesburg (JNB), Kigali (KGL), Kilimanjaro (JRO), Lagos (LOS), Luanda (LAD), Maputo (MPM), Mogadishu (MGQ), Nairobi (NBO), Seychelles (SEZ), Tunis (TUN), Windhoek (WDH), Zanzibar (ZNZ)
Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Montreal (YUL), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), Sao Paulo (GRU), Washington D.C. (IAD)
Ahmedabad (AMD), Adelaide (ADL), Amritsar (ATQ), Auckland (AKL), Bali (DPS), Bangalore (BLR), Bangkok (BKK), Brisbane (BNE), Calicut (CCJ), Cebu (CEB), Chennai (MAA), Clark (CRK), Colombo (CMB), Dhaka (DAC), Guangzhou (CAN), Hanoi (HAN), Hong Kong (HKG), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Goa (GOI), Hyderabad (HYD), Islamabad (ISB), Jakarta (CGK), Karachi (KHI), Kathmandu (KTM), Kochi (COK), Kolkata (CCU), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Lahore (LHE), Male (MLE), Manila (MNL), Melbourne (MEL), Mumbai (BOM), Nagpur (NAG), New Delhi (DEL), Perth (PER), Peshawar (PEW), Phuket (HKT), Seoul (ICN), Singapore (SIN), Sydney (SYD), Tokyo Narita (NRT), Trivandrum (TRV)
Amsterdam (AMS), Ankara (ESB), Athens (ATH), Baku (GYD), Barcelona (BCN), Belgrade (BEG), Berlin (BER/TXL), Brussels (BRU), Bucharest (OTP), Budapest (BUD), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Frankfurt (FRA), Helsinki (HEL), Istanbul (IST), Istanbul Sabiha (SAW), Kiev (KBP), Larnaca (LCA), London (LHR), London (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Milan (MXP), Moscow (DME), Munich (MUC), Oslo (OSL), Paris (CDG), Prague (PRG), Rome (FCO), Sofia (SOF), Stockholm (ARN), Tbilisi (TBS), Vienna (VIE), Warsaw (WAW), Yerevan (EVN), Zagreb (ZAG), Zurich (ZRH)
Amman (AMM), Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR), Beirut (BEY), Erbil (EBL), Isfahan (IFN), Kuwait (KWI), Mashhad (MHD), Muscat (MCT), Najaf (NJF), Shiraz (SYZ), Sulaymaniyah (ISU), Tehran (IKA)