Qatar Airways will resume daily flights to London Gatwick on 20 August, expanding its UK network to include four airports.

The Doha-based Oneworld carrier will deploy a Boeing 787 on the Gatwick route, configured with 22 business-class seats and 232 in the economy cabin.

With the resumption of Gatwick service, Qatar Airways will operate 45 flights a week to the UK. It also serves London Heathrow thrice daily, Manchester twice daily and Edinburgh thrice weekly.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker says the UK is a “very important strategic market” for the airline.

“The resumption of London Gatwick is a significant indicator of the resilience of the UK travel market, and we look forward to resuming more of our UK destinations to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region,” he adds.