Qatar Airways has unveiled plans to enhance travel connectivity between New York City and Doha with the addition of a new nonstop flight. The airline will now offer three daily flights from John F. Kennedy Airport to Hamad International Airport, making it even easier for travelers to explore Qatar’s offerings.
Commencing on October 30, the new flight schedule arrives just in time for the upcoming winter travel season. The flights are operated on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and have staggered departure times of 8:20 PM, 10:15 PM, and 1:25 AM. The flight’s duration is approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes, providing a convenient option for passengers.
Economy fares for this route start at $719 for a one-way ticket, while Business Class fares begin at $10,298. Qatar Airways’ Business Class offers the unique “Qsuite” experience, featuring private cabins with doors for added privacy, ensuring a comfortable and exclusive journey.
Previously operating two daily flights between the two cities, the addition of another flight opens up more possibilities for travelers to choose suitable departure times and connect to Doha through Qatar Airways’ extensive network of domestic airline partners in the United States.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker emphasized the airline’s commitment to providing seamless connectivity through strategic partnerships with U.S. carriers like American Airlines, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines. This expansion aims to further strengthen their mission of connecting travelers from around the world through their global hub, serving over 160 destinations.
Furthermore, Qatar Airways is renowned for its Stopover Program, which offers discounted hotel rates starting at $14 per night along with special deals on tours and experiences. This comprehensive approach enhances travelers’ experiences by allowing them to explore Qatar during their layovers.
In light of Qatar Airways’ recent financial filing, which reported carrying over 31 million passengers in the past year, a 71% increase compared to the previous period, it is evident that Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup in 2022 contributed significantly to this growth.