Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will resume operations at Heathrow Terminal 4 next month.
In a short statement the carrier said that its flight QR11 will be the first to arrive into T4 when the terminal reopens on June 14.
Qatar Airways temporarily switched from Heathrow T4 to T2 following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, before subsequently joining its Oneworld partner British Airways in T5 in July 2020.
Business Traveller understands that the Qatar Airways lounge at T4 has undergone refurbishment since it was last in use – we have contacted the carrier for more information on this and will post any response here.
Heathrow has previously advised that “the remobilisation of Terminal 4 will be gradual” with Qatar Airways set to be joined by other airlines including Etihad, Air Malta and El Al in the days and weeks following the reopening.
Qatar Airways currently operates five daily flights between Doha and Heathrow, with simpleflying.com reporting that this will increase to six flights per day during the busy summer period from July 17.
The reopening of T4 will mean all of Heathrow’s four operating terminals will once again be welcoming passengers for the first time since April 2020, when both T3 and T4 closed due to the global downturn in demand for flights.