In a bid to lure in USA-bound travellers seeking tickets from Kolkata, India, Qatar is starting immediate onward flights from Doha to several American cities. People who prefer quick connection will love the alternative as it reduces travel time.
By starting flights to Miami and Dallas in the USA, Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is looking to provide greater seamless connectivity for passengers who are looking to net tickets on flights to different destinations in the USA from Kolkata, India. The airline is using its wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 aircraft to serve the cities in the USA from Kolkata with a limited layover time of 50-60 minutes at Doha.
Currently, Qatar Airways is offering air tickets to five destinations in the USA – New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia. Flights to Miami will start off from 10 June and services to Dallas/Fort Worth will kick off from 1 July.
Kolkata – USA is a busy sector. Corporate executives and other travellers would find the offer extremely attractive as there is no direct non-stop flight to the USA from the East Indian business hub.
“The excellent network of Qatar Airways to multiple US gateways and flight connectivity to secondary cities will enable many more travellers from Kolkata to visit the USA. And this seamless connectivity coupled the launch of the much anticipated new Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, will further enhance the travel experience and comfort for passengers,” the airline said in a statement published in different news portals.
Henry Moses, Country Manager India, Qatar Airways, said, “Kolkata-US is one of the fasting growing routes in India and we see tremendous potential from this market. In line with Qatar Airways’ growth strategy in India, many routes are served with multiple frequencies, ensuring maximum connectivity and convenience by providing some of the shortest travel times in the industry.”
Soon, Qatar Airways will shift its operations to Qatar’s new airport, Hamad International Airport (HIA). HIA is located 5km from the existing Doha International Airport and is expected to handle 28 million passengers each year, which will later on be increased to 50 million.
Travellers who are picking up air tickets to the new international hub will be able to enjoy a string of high-end retail and food and beverage outlets. A host of other passenger-centric facilities and services will be available to fliers who invest on tickets for USA bound flights from Kolkata.