Qatar Airways Celebrates Miami; Gloria Estefan Performs

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan

Qatar Airways celebrated its arrival into Miami International Airport (MIA) this week—the first direct route between the city and the Middle East—with a gala event.

The evening concluded with the airline raffling off a pair of tickets to anywhere in the Qatar Airways network, and a performance by Miami’s own 7-time Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria Estefan.

Miami marks Qatar Airways’ 6th U.S. and 142nd destination worldwide. The route is being operated with a Boeing 777-200 in a two-class configuration of 42 seats in Business and 217 seats in Economy.

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The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing passengers with interactive onboard entertainment system and a choice of more than 1,000 audio and video options.

Qatar Airways is set to launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes during the coming months, including Tokyo-Haneda, Japan (June 18), Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1) and Djibouti (July 27).

The DOHA — MIAMI Schedule

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

QR777 Departs DOH 08:40 hrs Arrives MIA 17:20 hrs Travel time: 15:40

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

QR778 Departs MIA 21:15 hrs Arrives DOH 18:20 hrs +1 day Travel time: 14:20

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar.

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