Qatar Airways has announced a further ramping up of its US services, with the resumption of flights to Atlanta and frequency increases on other routes.

A four times weekly service to Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson will resume on June 1, bringing the carrier’s US network to 12 destinations.

The airline is also set to resume flights to Seattle later this month, with a four times weekly service increasing to daily by July 1.

Frequencies will also be increased on the following existing routes:

  • Chicago (increasing to ten weekly flights from March 4)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (increasing to ten weekly flights from March 2)
  • Houston (increasing to daily flights from March 14)
  • Miami (increasing to three weekly flights from July 3)
  • San Francisco (increasing to daily flights by July 2)

The extra services mean Qatar Airways will offer a total of 83 weekly flights to 12 US destinations by the summer.

The carrier has gradually rebuilt its network following the onset of Covid-19, with 120 destinations currently being served and plans to increase this to 130 by the end of March.

Earlier this month rival Gulf carrier Emirates announced plans to resume flights to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco, joining existing US services to Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Toronto and Washington DC.

Emirates to resume service to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco

Commenting on the news Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said:

“Having never stopped flying to the US throughout the pandemic, we have steadily rebuilt our network, gradually resuming destinations and adding more frequencies.

“With the upcoming launch of Seattle and the resumption of Atlanta, we will reach 12 gateways in the U.S, two more than what we operated pre-Covid-19.

“Our commitment to the US market has also seen us add and expand strategic partnerships with American carriers, offering our passengers hundreds of additional flight connections with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Jetblue.

“As we look forward to global travel recovering in 2021, we will remain focused on providing seamless, safe and reliable connectivity to our millions of passengers and ensuring we continue to earn their trust every time they choose to fly with Qatar Airways.”