Qatar Airways

Chicago Inaugural

Press release   •   Apr 15, 2013 13:54 +03

All smiles before the departure of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Chicago, the airline’s fourth USA gateway. Pictured at Doha International Airport's Premium Terminal are airline management and media from Qatar, India and Australia, along with travel trade professionals from Perth.

The thrice-weekly non-stop passenger service from Doha to Chicago O’Hare is operated with Qatar Airways’ flagship long-haul Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft. The new service becomes the airline’s 126th passenger destination and newest USA gateway, following successful operations to New York, Washington and Houston.

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit