Qatar Airways commenced first daily flight to US West Coast in the New Year with non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. The new route, which started on January 1st, features the airline’s landmark Boeing 777-200. The expansion to LAX is the first of three new US destinations planned for 2016.
The carrier will also launch flights to Boston (BOS) on March 16th and Atlanta (ATL) on June 1st.
The first arrival to Los Angeles was recognised with a special gate ceremony, celebrating the passengers on the historic flight. The airline will officially celebrate the new Los Angeles route on January 12th, when Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker will host a press conference and a star-studded VIP gala.
“Los Angeles and Doha have much in common,” said Mr. Al Baker. “As passionate homes for sport, fashion, art and world-class entertainment, this new Qatar Airways service forms a bridge spanning continents and cultures, which will further strengthen our cultural and commercial bonds.”
The DOHA – LOS ANGELES daily schedule (effective January 1, 2016)
Depart Doha QR739 at 0745 hrs, arrive Los Angeles at 1310 hrs
Depart Los Angeles QR740 at 1510 hrs, arrive Doha at 1810 hrs the following day