Qatar Airways plans to gradually reinstate suspended destinations
Qatar Airways announced the airline will begin a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand evolution and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world.
Having maintained flights to at least 30 destinations where possible during this crisis and to most continents, helping to take over 1 million people home, the airline has been in a unique position to closely monitor global passenger flows and booking trends to confidently begin planning the gradual reintroduction of additional flights and destinations to its network.
While the condition remains extremely dynamic, Qatar Airways has made several assumptions based on its unique perspective, having been one of the only carriers to operate globally in recent months.
With entry restrictions constantly evolving, accurately predicting future travel is challenging. However, while the expectation is that short-haul travel will rebound first, the business between large global cities will pick up more gradually and there will be a move towards visiting family and friends following months of lockdowns.