Qatar Airways will launch flights between Doha and
San Francisco on 15 December 2020.
The airline will operate the San Francisco service
with four flights per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and
Flight QR737 is scheduled to leave Doha
(DOH) at 08:15 and land in San Francisco (SFO) at 12:55.
The return flight, QR738, is timed to depart San
Francisco at 14:55 and arrive back in Doha at 17:15 the following
Qatar Airways will use an Airbus A350-900 aircraft
on the route, featuring 36 seats in Qsuite Business Class and 247
seats in Economy Class.
The passenger flights to San Francisco will be
able to carry up to 60 tonnes of belly hold capacity each week,
Mr. Ivar C. Satero, San Francisco International
Airport Director, said, “We are proud to welcome Qatar Airways’
new nonstop service between San Francisco and Doha this December.
As airlines restore travel destinations around the world, we
applaud the vision of Qatar Airways to make this new route a
reality, and we look forward to offering a world-class airport
experience to travellers from its network.”
The addition of San Francisco will build onto
Qatar Airways’ current service to some of the most vibrant cities
in the U.S., including Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort
Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK),
Philadelphia (PHL) and Washington, D.C. (IAD).
By mid-December, the carrier will fly 55
weekly flights to nine destinations in the U.S. connecting onwards
to hundreds of American cities through its strategic partnerships
with American Airlines and JetBlue.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are thrilled to welcome San
Francisco as our newest destination, and our ninth current gateway
in the U.S. As we navigate the crisis, we have made it a priority
to not only reinstate our existing destinations and be the airline
travellers can rely on, but to also grow our network and increase
connectivity with new and relevant destinations for our customers