Newsroom – Connecting Customers in the Middle East and Beyond, American Airlines Announces Service to Doha, Qatar


FORT WORTH, TX – Customers looking for unique travel experiences will have a new destination and many favorites to choose from as American Airlines announces its 2022 summer schedule.

Seasonal connections to Europe will also return for summer 2022 trips

  • American will launch service from JFK in New York to Doha, Qatar on June 4, 2022, as part of its deepening relationship with Qatar Airways.
  • Seasonal routes to customer-preferred destinations such as Barcelona, ​​Lisbon and Venice return to American’s 2022 summer program.
  • For customers wishing to visit Athens and Rome, American will launch seasonal services earlier than in previous years.

FORT WORTH, TX – Customers looking for unique travel experiences will have a new destination and many favorites to choose from as American Airlines announces its 2022 summer schedule.

Starting in June, customers will be able to travel to the Middle East and connect to the African continent, resorts in the Indian Ocean and beyond with American’s new service from New York (JFK) to Doha, Qatar. (DOH). Located in the heart of the Middle East, Doha offers a range of attractions including museums and galleries, desert safari adventures, and beautiful landscapes such as the astonishing Inland Sea.

“We continue to creatively find ways to create a network that gets customers where they want to go when they’re ready to travel,” said Brian Znotins, American vice president of network planning. “The addition of Doha to our extensive global network and the resumption of a significant portion of our European routes gives our customers more choice when planning their vacations for next year. “

With the launch of American’s new service to Doha, the airline will deepen its relationship with Qatar Airways. Customers have already benefited from the extended codeshare between the two airlines, as it has given them access to new destinations in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia and South Asia. Is that American does not currently serve.

“We look forward to welcoming our aglobal partner and friends of American Airlines at our home airport in Doha, recently voted the world’s best airport, and offers connectivity to many business and leisure destinations in the region and beyond, ”said Thierry Antinori, Commercial Director of Qatar Airways.

A seasonal program for summer 2022

To provide our customers with the greatest connectivity to the destinations they wish to travel to, American has strategically constructed a summer schedule that optimizes the use of the airline’s wide-body fleet, focusing on the destinations. most popular and maximizing connections with international partners.

All widebody aircraft currently in use on short-haul routes in the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico will be redeployed to popular transatlantic destinations next summer including Barcelona, ​​Spain (BCN); Lisbon, Portugal (LIS); and Venice, Italy (VCE). This spring, American will resume service from Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT), Rome (FCO) and start seasonal services to both FCO and Athens, Greece (ATH), earlier than in previous years.

The continued delivery delays of the Boeing 787s posed unique challenges in planning international flights months in advance. As a result, American will not resume service to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) or Shannon, Ireland (SNN) in 2022. And as demand remains weak in Asia, American is discontinuing service to Hong Kong (HKG).

American has also adjusted its operations on some existing routes in Asia and South America and reduced frequencies, allowing the airline to offer more options to customers next summer.

Continuation of a robust international calendar

Over the past year, American has continued to offer its customers international travel options, getting them where they want to go when they decide to return to travel. American launched 37 international long-haul routes in 2021, including seven new routes: Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR); JFK in Santiago, Chile (SCL); JFK to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV): Boston (BOS) to LHR; JFK to ATH; Miami (MIA) at TLV; and JFK in Delhi, India (DEL).

American’s Global Partnerships with Colleagues aGlobal alliance carriers and innovative national partnerships with JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines complement American’s network and provide more choice for customers, whether they wish to travel to London, Seattle or Boston.

About the American Airlines Group
The purpose of American is to take care of people on the journey of life. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol AAL and the company’s shares are included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and on Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.


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