Qatar Airways has increased its services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, it was announced Monday. The airline now operates 49 weekly flights to four gateways in Pakistan with its Boeing 787 and A350 aircraft.
Services to Islamabad have increased from 11 to 14 weekly flights, to Karachi from 10 to 14 weekly flights, to Lahore from 11 to 14 weekly flights, and to Peshawar from five to seven weekly flights.
The airline has effectively increased its flights to Pakistan by 32% so that they are now in line with operation levels before the Covid-19 crisis started. All flights can be booked on qatarairways.com or through travel agents.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, said: “We are excited to increase our services to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, offering our passengers travelling to and from Pakistan connectivity to the largest networks in Europe, UK and the US via the Best Airport in the Middle East.
“We remain committed to serving our customers in Pakistan and have worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure we can operate as many flights as possible, in line with the directions of the Pakistan government. From operating special charter services to a number of commercial flights, we are delighted to now offer a strong schedule of services.”
To ensure a safe travel experience, passengers from Pakistan are required take a Covid-19 RT-PCR medical test. Passengers will need to present a negative test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure, when checking in. Children below the age of 12 years are exempted from this test if accompanied by family members. For information on laboratories accepted by Qatar Airways, visit qatarairways.com/en/travel-alerts/Covid-19-update.html.
With a growing network, Qatar Airways now offers over 500 weekly flights to over 80 destinations worldwide from its home and hub, Hamad International Airport – the Best Airport in the Middle East and Third Best Airport in the World according to Skytrax. It is operating regular flights to key gateways in Canada, Europe, southeast Asia and the US. On August 12, the airline will resume services to Houston and Philadelphia, adding to its regular flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York.
Over the past several months, Qatar Airways has led the industry by maintaining a global network that never fell below 30 destinations. In doing so, the airline collected unrivalled experience in carrying passengers safely and reliably and became uniquely positioned to effectively rebuild its network. The carrier has stringently implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board its aircraft and at HIA – from introducing enhanced PPE suits for cabin crew, to becoming the first airline to require passengers to wear face shields in addition to face coverings.
Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew include the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields for passengers. Business Class passengers on aircraft equipped with Qsuite can enjoy the enhanced privacy this award-winning business seat provides, including sliding privacy partitions and the option to use a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 30 destinations including London, Paris, and Frankfurt. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, visit this page
on the airlines' website.
To ensure travellers can plan their travel with peace of mind, the airline has also extended its booking policies to offer even more choice to its passengers. The airline will allow unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original destination. The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before December 31, 2020, after which fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to December 31, 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance. For full terms and conditions visit this link