Qatar Airways is returning to Birmingham Airport (BHX) following a three-year absence.

The Doha-based carrier plans to restart daily flights on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from July 10th.

Eric Odone, VP Sales, Europe, Qatar Airways, said: “Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the resumption of flights to Birmingham Airport, further establishing our presence and partnership with the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is a very important market to the airline, naturally through the leisure travel market, which we experienced during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, but also thanks to the strong connections with the commercial, technological and industrial industries.

“We look forward to offering passengers access to the more than 150 destinations that we fly to around the world via Hamad International Airport.”

Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, said: “We are very pleased to welcome back Qatar Airways. Connectivity from Birmingham Airport to the Middle East, and onwards via their large network, is something our customers have missed. Birmingham Airport is the global gateway to the West Midlands region, an economic powerhouse on a strong trajectory of growth, which will be further buoyed by the presence of Qatar Airways.”

Qatar Airways operated from BHX prior to the Covid pandemic. It ceased flights to and from BHX in early 2020.

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