Qatar Airways celebrates 10 years of flights to Canada
Qatar Airways marked an important milestone in the history of Canada, celebrating 10 years since the inaugural flight between Doha and Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The airline's trip to Canada began in June 2011, with three weekly flights to Montreal, later expanding to four rotations per week in December 2018 and then reaching a daily service in February 2021.
Qatar Airways has not stopped flying to Montreal throughout the pandemic, and the airline continues to offer travel opportunities for Canadians returning home from around the world. After working closely with the Government of Canada and its embassies at the height of the global health emergency, Qatar Airways temporarily operated three weekly services to Toronto, in addition to several charter flights to Vancouver, to bring home more than 44.000 Canadian citizens. and residents stranded abroad.
In 2011, Qatar Airways launched the Doha - Montreal route. 10 years of flights to Canada.
Since its inaugural flight in June 2011, Qatar Airways has flown more than 3.400 times between Doha and Montreal, carrying more than 1 million passengers to popular destinations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and beyond. The Montreal service is currently operated with state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900 aircraft, with 36 seats in the Qsuite Business Class and 247 seats in the Economy class. Qatar Airways Cargo also carries more than 100 tonnes each week in each direction on the Doha-Montreal-Doha route.
Qatar Airways recognizes the importance of demonstrating eco-leadership to save the planet. The airline is constantly exploring sustainable approaches and investing in the most efficient aircraft - including the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 - underlining Qatar Airways' commitment to achieving net carbon emissions by 2050, just as Canada is trying to do.
150 Canadian citizens work at the company's headquarters in Doha or in hubs across the network.
Qatar Airways has strengthened its commitment to Canadian passengers over the past 10 years. Lately, these efforts have helped increase Canada's global connectivity to support the recovery of tourism and trade as the world overcomes the global pandemic that has created unprecedented challenges for the aviation industry.
Despite this, Qatar Airways has never stopped operations and has worked diligently to bring people home safely and reliably throughout the crisis. The airline has added eight new destinations in the last 12 months, including San Francisco and Seattle in the US, Abidjan, Abuja, Accra and Luanda in Africa and Brisbane and Cebu in the Asia Pacific. Passengers can expect more and more optimized connectivity, as the airline launches services to Lusaka and Harare, starting August 6, 2021.
Qatar Airways plans to reach 140 destinations served.
The national carrier of the state of Qatar continues to rebuild the global network, which is currently at over 120 destinations, with growth plans at over 140.
Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to obtain the prestigious safety rating of 5-star airlines COVID-19 from Skytrax. This follows HIA's recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to receive a 5-star Skytrax COVID-19 Safety Safety Rating.
These recognitions assure passengers around the world that the health and safety standards of airlines are at the highest possible level.
The airline offers flexible ticket booking options.
Qatar Airways offers the option to change the flight date and offers free refunds for all tickets issued before April 30, 2021, for scheduled trips until December 31, 2021.
The company's flexible booking policy offers the possibility to exchange tickets with a travel voucher with an additional value of 10% for all customers who book trips through qatarairways.com. For complete terms and conditions visit qatarairways.com/Flexibility.