BOSTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker hosted a press conference yesterday at the Ritz Carlton hotel, to report on the recently-inaugurated service from Boston Logan International Airport to the airline's hub in Doha, Qatar. The airline began operations March 16.
Qatar Airways' award-winning service to Boston is operated non-stop daily with the state-of-the-art Airbus A350. The airline was the global launch customer of the aircraft, and operates the A350 to Munich, Philadelphia, Singapore, and will start operating to Adelaide in Australia from next month. There are currently eight Airbus A350s in the fleet, with a further 72 to be delivered.
H.E. Mr. Al Baker remarked: "We have introduced the world's newest aircraft to Boston and look forward to providing all of our passengers on this route with a memorable journey that provides a superior inflight experience."
Adding, "Boston is a key city for business and leisure travellers and total comfort and hospitality is point of focus, in particular as the US market means that our passengers are travelling long- and ultra-long haul. Our entire customer experience is focused on the details, on all aircraft types. Qatar Airways has the youngest international fleet in the world, averaging just five years old, and our experience is second to none."
"We are pleased Qatar Airways, recognized by Skytrax as 2015's Airline of the Year, is coming to Boston. This is yet another affirmation of the importance of the regional economy to the global economy," said Ed Freni, Massport's Director of Aviation. "People from around the world come here for education, for health care, for business and for fun and we are proud that Logan Airport is New England's gateway to the world."
For global travellers, the airline's hub in Doha offers the best connecting experience. The recently opened and award-winning Hamad International Airport is a continuum of the travel experience on board, with services and amenities that are designed to provide a seamless experience. Combined with that is the airline's commitment to network connectedness and providing a journey time that is one of the shortest in the industry, with a minimum connecting time of 30 minutes.
Since the commencement of services to Boston on March 16, the airline has carried travellers to destinations all across its route map, with passengers mainly connecting onwards to the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Africa regions.
The route has indicated success within weeks of operation, highlighting the need for long-haul travel options to emerging and mature business and leisure markets such as Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, and Singapore among others.
Qatar Airways, the world's third largest cargo operator, has also commenced daily cargo service between Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and its global cargo network of more than 150 destinations. Currently the airline operates six cargo destinations to the United States: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 181 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World's Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Last year, Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world's third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 181 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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