Qatar Airways plans to rebuild flight network in phased manner starting this month

It will also look at reopening many major business and leisure destinations such as Madrid and Mumbai, Qatar Airways said.

Published: 08th May 2020 01:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2020 01:49 PM   |  A+A-

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Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. (Photo | AP)


MUMBAI: Persian Gulf carrier Qatar Airways, which reportedly plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, said it will rebuild its flight network in a phased manner starting this month.

As part of this plan, the airline is looking to resume flights to India by June, subject to regulatory approval, Qatar airways said in a release. At present, the airline continues to operate flights to more than 30 destinations around the world.

By the end of May, the airline plans to grow its network back to over 50 destinations (subject to approvals), resuming services to cities such as Manila, Amman, and Nairobi while a further number of destinations are planned to be added by the end of June.

Qatar Airways will be operating flights on Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Calicut, Kolkata, Kochi, New Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai and Trivandrum routes by end of June, it said.

The gradual expansion will focus initially on strengthening connections between the airline's hub in Doha with the global hubs of its partner airlines around the world including London, Chicago, Dallas and Hong Kong.

It will also look at reopening many major business and leisure destinations such as Madrid and Mumbai, Qatar Airways said.

According to a report, Qatar Airways on Wednesday said it will lay off staff as the coronavirus pandemic has largely grounded the global aviation industry.

However, the Doha-based carrier offered no figures for the number of employees who will be laid off by it, as per the report.

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  • Vera

    Please Qatar airways start flights from Goa to London . I know there are quite a few people just waiting for Qatarairways to resume flights in India. Please please start in july!
    1 month ago reply
  • Soumya

    Can I please check on any updates about flights to Calicut from London. Will the airport in Calicut be open from 1 July?
    1 month ago reply
  • suleman hafizi

    my booking for Qatar airways
    2 months ago reply
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