QATAR Airways is retiming five US-bound services and introducing two new US destinations, as it attempts to lure more Indian travellers to connect at its new home at Hamad International Airport.
The carrier flies daily from Doha to Kolkata, and from tomorrow will offer connections of 50-60 minutes via the new Hamad International Airport to New York, Houston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Chicago.
Flights out of Doha to Miami will begin on June 10 and Dallas, July 1.
According to the airline, passengers from Kolkata are likely to reach their US destinations in 21-24 hours and return flights have durations of 19-23 hours.
Henry Moses, country manager (India), Qatar Airways, said: “Kolkata-US is one of the fastest-growing routes in India and we see tremendous potential from this market. We are serving many routes with multiple frequencies, ensuring maximum connectivity and the shortest travel times.”
Rajendra Churiwala, director – eastern region, IATA Agents Association of India, commented: “Major cities in the US are in high demand for business travel, family vacations, visiting friends and relatives, medical care and American university-bound students. Shorter connection times in Doha will certainly increase outbound travel and also favour the use of Qatar Airways.”