Qatar Airways has announced plans to resume daily flights from Doha to London Gatwick from June 5.
The airline will operate a B787-8 Dreamliner service featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy.
This comes after its joint business partner British Airways relaunched daily flights from Gatwick to Doha in December 2021. Passengers will be able to earn Avios when travelling on both airlines by the end of the month, as Qatar will adopt Avios as its reward currency for its Privilege Club.
Qatar Airways already operates a five-times daily service from London Heathrow, 18-times weekly from Manchester and four-times weekly (rising to daily from June 2) from Edinburgh.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:
“Our commitment to the UK market has been unwavering and we operated continuously and reliably throughout the pandemic, so I am pleased we can resume our popular service to London Gatwick. We offer excellent connectivity to and from the UK, providing travellers with more choice and convenience.
“This year is very special for us, not least as it is the 25th anniversary of the start of our flights to London Heathrow in March 1997.”
Last month the airline unveiled one of its B777 aircraft painted in a special retro livery, as part of the carrier’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
Earlier this month Qatar dropped the quarantine requirement for vaccinated Brits, though they will still need a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure and to complete an online pre-travel registration before entering the country.