Three years after first announcing its intention to begin flights to San Francisco, Qatar Airways looks set to make good on its promise.
The airline will launch 4X-weekly flights between Doha (DOH) and San Francisco (SFO) from Dec. 15.
Service will be operated Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays using an Airbus A350-900 with 36 business-class seats and 247 seats in the economy cabin.
“As the gateway to Silicon Valley and the vibrant tech economy, the San Francisco Bay Area is a globally important destination, both from a business and leisure perspective,” Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said.
Business-class passengers on the flight will sit in the carrier’s Qsuite with sliding privacy doors and the option to use a “do not disturb” sign.
Other US destinations served by the Doha-based member of oneworld include Boston (BOS), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston Intercontinental (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL) and Washington Dulles (IAD).
By mid-December, the carrier will fly 55 weekly flights to nine destinations in the US. Atlanta (ATL) and Miami (MIA), served before the COVID-19 pandemic, remain suspended…