Qatar Airways to launch Dallas/Fort Worth route
DFW Airport, December 5, 2013
Qatar Airways has announced new daily international service from Doha to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in the US state of Texas, starting on July 1, 2014.
The Dallas/Fort Worth route will be operated with the airline's flagship Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which features a two-class design with Business and Economy class seats.
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering 1,900 flights per day and serving 60 million passengers a year.
"The arrival of Qatar Airways at DFW next year marks more tremendous news for our region and for our Airport, as we welcome another highly regarded international carrier to DFW," said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer at DFW Airport.
"The new service from Qatar Airways will create more opportunities for business and leisure travel into the Middle East, and it positions DFW Airport for more international passenger growth."
With this announcement, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport now serves a total of 205 destinations, with Doha becoming DFW's 57th international destination. The addition of Qatar Airways further extends DFW's record expansion of air service, in which the Airport has added 22 new international destinations and nine new airline partners in the past three years.
Qatar Airways offers travelers connections from Doha to more than 100 destinations across the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The DFW service is part of Qatar's expansion of service into the US, where it currently serves four destinations. DFW will be Qatar's seventh US destination.
"Qatar Airways is the newest oneworld alliance member and we welcome them to DFW," said Luis Perez, vice president for air service development at DFW Airport.
"This announcement demonstrates the strength of the Dallas/Fort Worth region in attracting major international carriers, and fills a growing need of the local business community to travel to the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia." – TradeArabia News Service