Qatar Airways Continues to Perform for 2020, throughout this Pandemic

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Kuala Lumpur: As one of the very few airlines that have remained in operation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar Airways continues to perform for 2020 as it rebuilds its global network. With a mission to maintain connectivity worldwide to bring people home safely, the airline has proven to be the reliable airline customers can trust and rely on.
Since the onset of COVID-19 in February, Qatar Airways have taken over 2.8 million passengers home safely, carrying over 74,000 passengers to and from Malaysia. Below are Qatar Airways’ key milestone achievements during this pandemic period:

Flown more than 237 million kilometers
Operated over 47,000 flights
Operated over 430 special charter flights, carrying almost 120,000 passengers
Qatar Airways’ over 1.3 billion revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) during the month of April accounted for 17.8% of the global market
Maintained no fewer than 30 global destinations at the peak of the pandemic
Carried over 250,000 tonnes of medical supplies and aid, equivalent to roughly 2,500 Boeing 777 freighters
Provided 100,000 free tickets to medical professionals and 21,000 free tickets to teaching professionals around the world
Qatar Airways has paid out over USD 1.2 billion in refunds to almost 600,000 passengers since March

As the aviation leader pushing for the recovery of the travel industry, Qatar Airways currently operates to over 100 destinations. In addition to resuming routes paused during the pandemic, the airline also added newly-launched destinations such as Brisbane, Toronto, Cebu, Accra, and San Francisco, further expanding its network in aid of global travel recovery.
“Qatar Airways is proud to be one of the key airlines responsible for global repatriation during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing important connectivity worldwide to bring people home safely,” said Dato’ Muzammil Mohamed, Qatar Airways Regional Manager for ASEAN. “Having operated throughout the pandemic also makes Qatar Airways experienced in implementing the best onboard hygiene measures in the industry, making us a very safe and reliable airline to fly with. Qatar Airways has been steadfast in rebuilding our network, and we remain positive in the recovery of the travel industry.”
Furthermore, Qatar Airways has also taken stringent hygiene measures onboard aircraft and at Hamad International Airport (HIA) to safeguard both passengers’ and crew’s safety and

well-being, which remains the airline’s top priority. Among safety and hygiene practices adopted by the airline include:
Maintaining 1.5m physical distancing across all passenger touchpoints at HIA,
Regular disinfection using cleaning products recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
Industrial-size HEPA filters that remove 99.97% of viral and bacterial contaminants
First global carrier to operate Honeywell’s Ultraviolet (UV) Cabin System, further advancing hygiene measures onboard
Passengers and cabin crew are equipped with the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields
Meals onboard are altered to adhere to the strictest hygiene standards for maximum safety – Press Released

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