He said, “This will be done not only by Qatar Airways… some airlines have already started putting surcharge, which we haven’t yet. So, there will be airlines putting surcharges… and in line with them, QR will be one of them.” Al-Baker, however, noted that Qatar Airways has “already factored the rising oil price into our budget” for the current financial year. On Qatar Airways’ network expansion, he said, “Hopefully by 2022, we will reach close to 220 destinations and including our freighter destinations, we will be crossing 250 by then.”
Qatar Airways now flies to more than 150 business and leisure destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Sources and photo-credits: Bloomberg, Gulf Times