Qatar Airways, the national carrier for Qatar, has announced Miami to be its sixth destination to the US beginning June 10, 2014. The airline will offer non-stop flights from its hub in Doha four-times per week aboard a Boeing 777.
“The US is a growing market for us and the addition of Miami as a destination and our membership in the One World Alliance opens up a multitude of better routes with the Middle East, East Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and Western Australia to and from the east coast of the US,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
The city of Miami, located on the southeastern coast of the State of Florida, is a magnet for international banking and multinational corporations especially interested in Latin America. Known for year-around sun, Miami also attracts visitors to its tourist and entertainment industries.
“Miami International Airport serves nearly 40 million passengers a year, with approximately 20 million travelling internationally,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Department aviation director Emilio González.
“The addition to Qatar Airways’ destinations in the US will help establish Miami as a significant route to the Middle East and beyond.
As Qatar Airways’ sixth destination in the US and its only service to the Southeast US and Florida, we look forward to welcoming this game-changing new route.”
Qatar Airways currently operates to Chicago, Houston, New York, and Washington DC, in the US and will add Philadelphia in April 2014.
The airline will operate a Boeing 777-200 to Miami with a two-class configuration with 42 seats in business and 217 seats in economy.