Qatar Airways started its tenth new destination in 2014 linking the two oneworld hubs of Doha and Dallas/Fort Worth on 1 July.
- Qatar Airways started its tenth destination of 2014, commencing operations between Doha (DOH) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) on 1 July. The daily 777-200LR flight between two oneworld hubs will be the MEB3 airline’s seventh destination in the US – adding to Washington Dulles, Houston Intercontinental, New York JFK, Chicago O’Hare, and Philadelphia, and follows in quick succession the start of operations to Miami last month. The 12,762-kilometre sector will face no direct competition, however fellow MEB3 carrier Emirates already flies from Dallas/Fort Worth to its Dubai hub. “We are delighted to welcome Dallas/Fort Worth into our expanding global network,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. “We are particularly pleased to begin serving the home city of our oneworld alliance partner American Airlines. Together, we can provide North Texas and the surrounding region with unparalleled service and better connections to Doha and around the world.” Also commenting on the launch was Dallas/Fort Worth Airport CEO Sean Donohue: “Our partnership with Qatar Airways and today’s inaugural flight from Doha is exciting for the airport and the millions of passengers we serve. Dallas/Fort Worth customers now have nonstop access to a new destination in the Gulf Region.” See how Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.