Qatar Airways Group CEO hosts press conference during Boston visit


BOSTON, MA – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker hosted a press conference yesterday at the Ritz Carlton hotel, to report on the recently-inaugurated service from Boston Logan International Airport to the airline’s hub in Doha, Qatar. The airline began operations March 16.

Qatar Airways’ award-winning service to Boston is operated non-stop daily with the state-of-the-art Airbus A350. The airline was the global launch customer of the aircraft, and operates the A350 to Munich, Philadelphia, Singapore, and will start operating to Adelaide in Australia from next month. There are currently eight Airbus A350s in the fleet, with a further 72 to be delivered.

H.E. Mr. Al Baker remarked: “We have introduced the world’s newest aircraft to Boston and look forward to providing all of our passengers on this route with a memorable journey that provides a superior inflight experience.”

Adding, “Boston is a key city for business and leisure travelers and total comfort and hospitality is point of focus, in particular as the US market means that our passengers are travelling long- and ultra-long haul. Our entire customer experience is focused on the details, on all aircraft types. Qatar Airways has the youngest international fleet in the world, averaging just five years old, and our experience is second to none.”

“We are pleased Qatar Airways, recognized by Skytrax as 2015’s Airline of the Year, is coming to Boston. This is yet another affirmation of the importance of the regional economy to the global economy,” said Ed Freni, Massport’s Director of Aviation. “People from around the world come here for education, for health care, for business and for fun and we are proud that Logan Airport is New England’s gateway to the world.”

For global travellers, the airline’s hub in Doha offers the best connecting experience. The recently opened and award-winning Hamad International Airport is a continuum of the travel experience on board, with services and amenities that are designed to provide a seamless experience. Combined with that is the airline’s commitment to network connectedness and providing a journey time that is one of the shortest in the industry, with a minimum connecting time of 30 minutes.

Since the commencement of services to Boston on March 16, the airline has carried travellers to destinations all across its route map, with passengers mainly connecting onwards to the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Africa regions.

The route has indicated success within weeks of operation, highlighting the need for long-haul travel options to emerging and mature business and leisure markets such as Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, and Singapore among others.