Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Qatar Airways recently announced that it has decided to resume three weekly flights from London Gatwick Airport. The flights will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and offer 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy. The airline has also scheduled four daily flights from London Heathrow, three daily flights from Manchester and three weekly flights from Edinburgh throughout December.
Qatar Airways resumption of London Gatwick flights will enable British Airways passengers to book travel again from London Gatwick to destinations across Qatar Airways’ network in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As oneworld alliance partners, frequent fliers are ensured recognition of their frequent-flyer status with benefits including access to lounges worldwide, through check-in, extra baggage allowance, plus accrual and redemption of miles, priority check-in and boarding across the partner carriers’ networks.
Gary Kershaw, UK & Ireland Country Manager, Qatar Airways said in a statement that the airline is delighted to resume its flights to London Gatwick, further cementing its position as the leading international carrier providing connectivity to the U.K. He mentioned that the resumption of London Gatwick services is a significant indicator of the resilience of the U.K. travel market, and shared that the company is looking forward to resume more U.K. destinations to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.
Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, Gatwick Airport, said in a statement that authorities are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways back to Gatwick after the second national lockdown. He shared that it is great for passengers that Gatwick and Qatar Airways can offer the opportunity to fly to Doha. He also mentioned that alongside the airlines, Gatwick has implemented a number of extra measures to keep both passengers and staff as safe as possible while travelling through the airport, in order to help rebuild public confidence in air travel.