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World's 5-star airline will add daily service to meet demand.

MIAMI - Qatar Airways, a proud member of the oneworld alliance, celebrates one year of non-stop service between Miami International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha. Due to a successful first year and an increase in passenger demand, Qatar Airways will increase from five flights per week to daily flights along this route, beginning November 18th, 2015.

Qatar Airways is the only carrier to offer a non-stop flight between Miami and the Middle East, connecting South Florida to over 140 destinations around the world via its state-of-the-art hub in Doha.

"Miami and Doha share a vibrant love of art, fashion and music," said Vice President of the Americas, Gunter Saurwein. "With a kinship for travel, both cities have so much to contribute to one another. The immense demand along this route has exceeded our expectations and we are very pleased to offer daily flights this fall."

Both Doha and Miami are essential components of the worldwide aviation network. Through Doha's centralized location and modern services at Hamad International Airport, travelers from Miami can reach cities such as Bangkok, Colombo, Jakarta, and Mumbai in an impressive 20 hours or less through a quick transfer in Doha. Similarly, travelers can connect seamlessly to key destinations in both North and South America from Miami.

"We are extremely proud to celebrate the first successful year of service at MIA by Qatar Airways," said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. Gonzalez. "The strength of this first-ever route between the Gateway of the Americas and the Gulf Region has been obvious, with customer demand creating the need for larger, 335-seat aircraft just last month and for the expansion from five weekly flights to daily service this coming November. Additionally, their Miami-Doha service has provided quicker, easier connections between Miami and previously underserved markets like India, Africa and Australia. Without question, Qatar Airways' success at MIA is also a testament to the appeal of its award-winning Five-Star service, and we look forward to their continued growth as South Florida's nonstop travel option to the Middle East."

Qatar Airways' Miami to Doha route is operated with a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration of 42 seats in Business Class and 293 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft offers personal seatback TV screens providing passengers with a next-generation interactive onboard entertainment system and a choice of more than 2,000 on-demand audio and video options.

While increasing flights in Miami, Qatar Airways also recently announced plans to launch service to new destinations across the United States. The airline plans to commence daily, non-stop flights between Doha and Los Angeles on January 1st, Boston on March 16th and Atlanta on July 1st in 2016.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of over 150 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
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