10 December 2015

Qatar Airways, the 1st commercial airline to land the A350 in the USA.

Qatar Airways has becomed the 1st airline to fly the A350 to the United States.

Source: @NYCAviation

In an event in New York, Qatar Airways Group CEO Mr. Akbar Al Baker and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier highlighted the important milestone for A350 XWB.

Source: @nancytrejos 

The ferry flight took off from Hamad International Airport at Doha and landed in at JFK International at New York.

Source: @NYCAviation

Qatar Airways fleet of 7 A350s currently flies twice a day to Frankfurt, daily to Munich and 3 times a day to Singapore from Doha.

Source: Qatar Airways

An 8th A350 will join the fleet before the end of the year and is scheduled to fly daily to Philadelphia from 1st of January/2016.

Source: Qatar Airways

Further A350 flights in 2016 will be to Boston from 16/March, a 2nd daily flight to New York from 1/April and Adelaide, Australia from 2/May.

Based on the article “A first for the U.S.: Qatar Airways brings the A350” published in Qatarday.


  1. Not enough slots to come to Heathrow, which has been kicked into touch once again.