Qatar Airways increases flights while other airlines stop flying

Qatar Airways operating over 150 flights daily.

 

Qatar Airways continues to operate more than 150 flights per day to more than 70 cities globally, the airline announced this week.

 

The airline has added 10,000 seats to its network, as airlines across the world ground their planes.

 

Other Gulf-based carriers, such as Emirates and Etihad, have announced they are suspending all international flights for at least two weeks.

 

In normal circumstances, up to 200,000 passengers fly with Emirates and Etihad daily.

 

Qatar Airways has seized the opportunity and pledged to “clear the backlog” of people wanting to get home from Asia, Africa and Australia.

 

“Having downsized our operation a little bit about a week ago, we’re now upscaling again: adding additional flights to some destinations, putting on bigger aircraft – for example our A380s are back in the sky now,” the airline said.

 

“We’ve made this our core mission right now, to get people home.”