Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020
Qatar Airways recently resumed flight services from London’s Gatwick airport, and it emphasised on rebuilding its UK network. The carrier decided to start three weekly flights from London Gatwick, with the route operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft configured for 22 seats in business class and 232 in economy.
Besides this, the flights will be scheduled four daily flights from London Heathrow, three daily flights from Manchester, and three weekly flights from Edinburgh throughout December. The continuation of the Gatwick route will see the airline’s network expand to a total of 55 weekly flights to four UK gateways.
Commenting on the news, Qatar Airways UK and Ireland Country Manager Gary Kershaw opined, that they are happy to restart the flights to London Gatwick, and restart the international relation helping with resuming connectivity to the UK. Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations at Gatwick Airport, added, that are happy to reconnect with the passengers and offer services to destinations across Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East – at this time of year, when people are looking to reunite with family and friends after what has been an incredibly challenging period.
Qatar Airways has been gradually rebuilding its network following the coronavirus pandemic, and plans to rebuild its network to 126 destinations by the end of March 2021.