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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Qatar Airways connects Miami with Middle East non-stop
Qatar Airways' maiden voyage to Miami International Airport (MIA) touched
down on Tuesday, commencing service to the airline's sixth U.S.
service marked its 142nd
destination worldwide from the central hub in Doha, Qatar.
this new route, Qatar Airways is the only airline to offer non-stop
service between the Middle East and Miami.
continues a major expansion by the airline into the United States.
Non-stop service to Philadelphia International Airport began in
April, and the airline will commence flights to Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport in July.
airline's CEO was onboard the maiden flight and led a high level
delegation, including the Director of MIA, Emilio Gonzalez; the vice
chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, senior
officials from the airline and also a group of international media
traveling on the first flight.
Doha's centralized location, travelers from Miami can reach cities
such as Bangkok, Nairobi, Colombo, and Mumbai in an impressive 23
hours or less through a quick transfer in Doha.
airline recently moved its entire operations to the State of Qatar's
new airport Hamad International.
one major hub to another, Miami International Airport is one of the
largest in the United States, handling over 40.5 million passengers
in 2013. It is the country's second busiest airport for international
travel and the busiest for international freight.
Qatar Airways route is expected to generate 536 new jobs and $78.3
million in additional revenue for Miami and the surrounding
community. The route is
being operated with a Boeing 777-200 in a two-class configuration of
42 seats in Business and 217 seats in Economy. Qatar
Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations and is
currently flying a modern fleet of 134 aircraft to more than 140 key
business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
joins the airline's existing Americas destinations: Chicago, Houston,
New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Sao Paulo and
Buenos Aires. Qatar Airways is set to launch services to a diverse
portfolio of new routes during the coming months, including Tokyo
Haneda, Japan (June 18), Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1) and Djibouti