Qatar Airways Connects More People Internationally Than Any Other Airline and Operates Three Daily Flights from Male`

Qatar Airways is now operating triple daily flights between Male’ and Doha, using wide body B-777 and A350 aircraft and the airline has officially been recognised to have more worldwide flights to international destinations than any other airline via the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.

Recent figures from travel data provider OAG highlight that Qatar Airways has consistently led the recovery of the aviation industry -worldwide and it is the largest airline in the world, offering more global connectivity to its passengers than any other airline. Qatar Airways’ expansive network of more than 1,000 weekly flights to over 130 destinations, provided over 2.6 billion Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) during March 2021, offering the most flights to international destinations.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the aviation industry and  despite this, Qatar Airways never ceased operations and worked diligently to take people home safely and reliably throughout the crisis.


Indeed, Qatar Airways was the first international airline resuming services to Velana International Airport, Malé, Maldives on 15 July 2020.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “ At Qatar Airways, being there for our passengers, trade partners and corporate customers has been our major focus since the start of the pandemic.

“We have dedicated ourselves to being the airline passengers can rely on, operating with the highest hygiene and bio-safety standards.

“We are thankful and proud of the response from our passengers that has enabled us to continue providing the most flexible travel options as the world’s largest airline for international air traffic.

“This independent data from OAG once again highlights Qatar Airways’ mission to be an airline that passengers and trade partners can rely on now and in the future as we offer unrivalled connectivity with a state-of-the-art and sustainable fleet.”

Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows HIA’s recent success as the first and only airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.

Qatar Airways has been able to continue flying throughout the pandemic and make a strong recovery, thanks to its strategic investment in modern, fuel-efficient aircraft. This has allowed it to offer the right passenger and cargo capacity in each market. The airline’s fleet of 53 Airbus A350 and 37 Boeing 787 are the ideal choice for current market conditions, enabling the airline to rebuild their network commercially and remain environmentally sustainable.

Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times. In addition to this, Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth consecutive year and rose to  ‘Third Best Airport in the World’ by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020.

Donna Richardson
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