Qatar Airways launched its 6th US route from Doha, Qatar to Miami, USA.

The maiden voyage to Miami International Airport (MIA) touched down yesterday, with the airline’s Chief Executive Officer on-board. The maiden flight led a high level delegation, including the Director of Miami Airport, Emilio Gonzalez; the Vice Chairman of the Greater Miami Visitors and Convention Bureau, Mr. Bruce Orosz; senior officials from the airline and a group of international media travelling on the first flight.

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“Miami is an essential destination in our expanding global network,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker.

“Our aim is to bring the world closer together through a five-star unparalleled aviation experience, and we are particularly pleased that for the first time, Florida is being served from the Middle East market.”

With Doha’s centralized location, travelers from Miami can reach cities such as Bangkok, Nairobi, Colombo, and Mumbai in an impressive 20 hours or less through a quick transfer in Doha.

Qatar Airways’ Doha to Miami route is being operated with a Boeing 777-200 in a two-class configuration of 42 seats in Business and 217 seats in Economy. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system and a choice of more than 1,000 audio and video options.