Qatar Airways continues to maintain its position as the leading international carrier providing global connectivity to the UK with the resumption of daily flights to London Gatwick starting August 20 2020. The flights will be operated by the airline’s modern fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The resumption of London Gatwick services will see the airline’s UK operations expand to 45 weekly flights to four gateways in the UK with the following weekly operations: Edinburgh (three weekly flights)l; London Gatwick (daily flights); London Heathrow (three daily flights); and Manchester (two daily flights)
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are very pleased to resume flights to London Gatwick, further cementing our position as the leading international carrier providing connectivity to the UK. The UK is a very important strategic market for Qatar Airways.”
Gatwick Airport CEO, Stewart Wingate, said: “We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways back to Gatwick after what has been a challenging time for the whole industry.”
Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates eight freighter flights per week to London Heathrow and London Stansted in the UK. During the pandemic, the cargo carrier operated a large number of charters and freight-only passenger aircraft to the UK to support British exporters and transport essential medical supplies and PPE to the region. With the resumption of passenger flights to London Gatwick, Qatar Airways Cargo will operate 74 weekly flights to the United Kingdom, providing more than 1,400 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity each way.