Qatar Airways has added a second daily, non-stop flight from Doha to New York as it looks to boost services to the United States.
The new service will be operated by an Airbus A350, complementing the existing Boeing 777 aircraft which flies the route.
The new flight will depart Doha’s Hamad International airport at 2.25am and land at the John F. Kennedy airport at 9.15am the same morning. The return flight departs JFK at 11.15am and lands in Doha at 6.45am the next morning.
“This new route is evidence of our rapid growth in the United States,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
“By offering a second flight from JFK, we provide our leisure and business travellers with convenient connections, via Doha, to top destinations in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East.
“In particular, business travel between New York City and Singapore on Qatar Airways is now one of our most popular routes, offering business travellers a best-in-class experience featuring the Airbus 350.”
Qatar Airways was the global launch partner of the A350 in 2015. The airline currently operates eight of the aircraft to Frankfurt, Munich, Singapore, and from next month, Adelaide. In the US, the A350 currently operates to Philadelphia and Boston.
Qatar Airways also has an additional 72 A350s on order.
“The Airbus A350 is an iconic commercial aircraft of the next decade,” said Al Baker. “We look forward to introducing this unparalleled aircraft with business and leisure travellers along our New York – Doha route.”
The new flight represents the 10th Qatar Airways route between Doha and the US, following the launch of a new daily, non-stop service to Boston on March 16.
The airline, which has been operating in the US for nine years, will also commence services to Atlanta on June 1.