Qatar Airways to launch three weekly flights to Toronto from Saturday

Qatar Airways announced it will operate three weekly flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport from July 4, Saturday. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 offering 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H E Akbar Al Baker, said: “In these difficult times, customers are looking for an airline they can rely on and trust. Our unrivalled experience in taking people home safely and reliably continues to provide the assurance people needed. We have built a strong level of confidence with passengers, governments, trade partners, and airports as a trusted partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission.”

“We have worked closely with the Government of Canada and its embassies around the world during this crisis to bring home safely over 16,000 Canadians through our scheduled flights to Montreal and special charter flights to Toronto and Vancouver. Qatar Airways has never stopped operating to Canada throughout this crisis and we are pleased to be able to further strengthen our support to the people of Canada with the addition of these three weekly scheduled flights to Toronto,” said H E Akbar Al Baker.

By maintaining a network that never fell below 30 destinations during this crisis, and the provision of over 300 charter flights globally, Qatar Airways has helped repatriate close to two million during this crisis.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar has received widespread praise and thanks from passengers and governments, including Canadian embassies worldwide, as the airline that can be relied on to take people home. With the addition of scheduled flights to Toronto, Qatar Airways will operate seven passenger flights per week to Canada.

Qatar Airways currently operates one of the largest global networks with over 550 weekly flights to 49 destinations worldwide, with more destinations planned to resume flights in July.

Passengers travelling to and from Canada will enjoy a seamless connection through the airline’s hub and home, Hamad International Airport, which was recently ranked by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020 as the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in a row and ‘Third Best Airport in the World’, moving up one position from last year’s ranking.

Qatar Airways has further enhanced its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew. Onboard, all Qatar Airways passengers are now provided with a complimentary protective kit.

Inside a ziplock pouch they will find a single-use surgical face mask, large disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel. The airline has also introduced disposable face shields for adults and children. Passengers travelling from HIA will receive their face shields at the check-in counters, whereas at other destinations, the face shields will be distributed at the boarding gates.

 

Source: Civil Aviation Authority-Qatar