BY Linnea Ahlgren
March 29, 2021

Qatar Airways announced its upcoming summer schedule today and, thankfully, it looks nothing like the one from 2020. The Gulf-carrier, which never stopped flying during the pandemic, will be back with 1,200 weekly flights to over 140 destinations by the peak of IATA’s summer season.

Leading the recovery

While nothing is predictable in the era of COVID, it would seem as if many airlines are making plans for a (relatively) busy summer. Full of optimism for the months to come, Qatar says it will operate over 1,200 weekly frequencies. These will go to over 140 destinations – 23 in Africa, 14 in the Americas, 43 in the Asia-Pacific region, 43 in Europe, and 19 in the Middle East.

“We are proud to lead the recovery of international aviation, implementing the highest standards of bio-safety and hygiene and investing in the latest innovations to simplify travel and restore passenger confidence during the most challenging period in aviation’s history,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said in a statement.

“We also continue to offer the largest international network, including launching seven new destinations, to provide the connectivity our passengers and cargo customers need,” Mr Al Baker continued.