Qatar Airways to boost Belgrade flights

Marco Green
July 3, 2020

Qatar Airways' network will expand to more than 430 weekly flights to over 65 destinations by mid-July.

Those in business class will also be offered an additional 75ml sanitiser gel tube. If leaving from the Qatar hub in Doha, passengers are given their PPE at the check-in desk that they can use to traverse the airport.

Qatar Airways has increased its health and safety measures onboard by introducing new personal protective equipment for customers and cabin crew. The disposable face shield will be available in two standard sizes - one for adults and the other for children.

In addition to wearing face shields, flight crew members now wear disposable protective gowns fitted over their uniforms that they will change after every flight.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said the safety of passengers is the highest priority.

With the addition of scheduled flights to Toronto, Qatar Airways will operate seven passenger flights per week to Canada: Three-weekly flights to Toronto (Airbus A350-900) and four-weekly flights to Montreal (Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777).

"As the largest worldwide airline flying consistently throughout the pandemic, we have become one of the most experienced in safety and hygiene. We will continue to lead the industry in terms of the services offered to our passengers, so that they can travel with confidence".

All passengers must wear them during boarding and embarkation.

The Middle East carrier says it will be issuing fliers with protection kits - including face shields, hand sanitizer, a surgical face mask and disposable gloves - before they board its airplanes.

In addition, for aircraft equipped with Qsuite customers are offered even greater privacy with sliding partitions and fully closing doors, and an option to display a 'Do Not Disturb (DND)' indicator if they wanted to limit their interactions with cabin crew.

Qatar Airways resumed flights to Boston on Wednesday.

Domestic flights will resume between London and Belfast, Inverness, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle and Newquay and the airline will move to double daily services to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Qatar Airways has also introduced single-use menu cards and sealed refreshing wipes. The airline no longer has menu cards for the economy cabin (and are single-use in business class), and meals arrive sealed. All social areas onboard the aircraft have been closed adhering to the social distancing measures.

'These items are then sealed into individual packaging by staff wearing hygienic disposable gloves.

Qatar Airways now 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.

It explained: 'All passenger touchpoints are sanitised every 10 to 15 minutes and every boarding gate and bus gate counter is cleaned after each flight. In addition, hand sanitisers are provided at immigration and security screening points'.

British Airways will resume flying to more destinations across its network this month, albeit offering fewer frequencies due to reduced demand and the impact of the global quarantine restrictions.

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