Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Philadelphia touched down at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this morning marking the airline’s fifth gateway in the United States.
With the launch of the daily service between Philadelphia and Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, the city becomes destination number 137 in the airline’s expanding worldwide network.
Qatar Airways now operates 35 passenger flights a week between the United States and Doha – daily from New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.
Flight QR727 arrived to a warm welcome at a grand airport ceremony attended by a number of dignitaries, including Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter, and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia International Airport, Mark Gale.
Qatar Airways’ Doha to Philadelphia route is being operated with a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration of up to 293 seats in Economy Class and up to 42 in Business. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system and a choice of more than 1,000 audio and video options.
The DOHA – PHILADELPHIA Daily Schedule
Depart Doha: QR727 at 01:05 hrs, arrive in Philadelphia at 0755 hrs
Depart Philadelphia: QR728 at 10:30 hrs, arrive Doha at 06:10 hrs following day