Qatar Aiways set a new record in the airline’s freighter operations. On 20th April, Qatar is operating 180 cargo flights mixed between their freighter and passenger aircraft.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways GCEO: As two of the strongest airlines in the world, I have no doubt that we will overcome the current challenge and be well positioned to continue providing our passengers the reliable, safe and award-winning service that they have come to trust from us.
Further, Qatar Airways has announced that cabin crew employees will begin wearing hazmat-style suits during flights to enhance onboard safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Other measures are being put in place in order to reduce the amount of interaction between crew and passengers including closing off social areas. Hand sanitizer bottles will also be made available for crew and passengers and from May 25th, passengers will have to wear face coverings or masks on flights.
“Seeing as we are still flying the world’s largest international network by operating flights to more than 30 destinations around the world, and aiming to grow our network again in the coming months, these onboard safety measures will assist us in achieving our goals,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said in a statement.