Qatar Airways to fly Miami from June
Doha, October 22, 2013
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, will offer non-stop flights to Miami in the US beginning June 10, 2014.
Miami will be the airline's sixth destination in the US and it fly four times per week aboard a Boeing 777 from its hub in Doha.
"The US is a growing market for us and the addition of Miami as a destination and our membership in the oneworld 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.
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 vibrant tourist and entertainment industries.
"Miami International Airport serves nearly 40 million passengers a year, with approximately 20 million traveling internationally," said Miami-Dade Aviation Department Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez.
"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 for MIA."
Qatar Airways currently operates to Chicago, Houston, New York, and Washington DC 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. - TradeArabia News Service