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QA leads recovery of global travel amid COVID-19 crisis

QA leads recovery of global travel amid COVID-19 crisis

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THE International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) June data has reaffirmed Qatar Airways’ position as the leading international carrier during COVID-19 crisis, carrying more passengers and cargo than any other airline to support the recovery of international travel and vital global supply chains.
Qatar Airways’ over 1.25 billion revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) during the month of June accounted for 8.1 percent of the global market, over 50 percent more than its nearest competitor.
Qatar Airways Cargo also continued to lead its sector with close to 1 billion cargo tonne kilometres (CTK) accounting for 6.8 percent of the global cargo market, ensuring much needed airfreight capacity to support global trade and the transportation of essential medical and aid supplies to impacted regions.
Qatar Airways has become the largest international carrier flying over 85 million kilometres to repatriate over 2 million passengers on over 20,000 flights during this crisis.
The airline has also worked closely with governments, and companies around the world to operate over 360 charters and extra sector flights.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “I welcome these independent statistics from IATA which clearly show our airline’s resilience during this crisis and unwavering commitment to our passengers and cargo customers to carry them safely and reliably when they need or want to travel and to transport their goods to where they need to be.
“Our mix of modern fuel-efficient aircraft has enabled us to remain agile, giving us the flexibility to maintain and rebuild our network sustainably by operating the right sized aircraft to offer reliable capacity in each market. While many airlines suspended operations, we continued to maintain a robust schedule and network. Our network throughout this crisis has never fallen below 30 destinations across five continents or less than 150 weekly frequencies. Since then we have rebuilt our network to be the largest in the region with more than 500 weekly flights to over 80 destinations.”
He further said, “Our continuous operations have enabled us to accumulate unrivalled experience in carrying passengers safely throughout this pandemic.”

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