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Posted On: 26 August 2014 01:07 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:52 pm

Qatar Airways set to step up Dubai flights

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Qatar Airways will increase frequency on its popular Doha-Dubai routes from October 26 with additional daily flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

This will take the frequency of its services to 14 flights per day to DXB and four flights per day to DWC.

Doha (DOH)-Dubai (DXB) has the highest frequency on Qatar Airways’ route network. This Gulf route is currently served by the airline 91 times a week, which will increase to 98 flights a week. DWC, which is currently served 21 times per week, will have its frequency increase to 28 flights per week from October 26.

The additional daily flight to DXB will depart DOH at 10am and arrive in DXB at 12.10pm; the return flight will leave DXB at 1.30pm and arrive in DOH at 1.35pm. For DWC, the fourth daily flight will depart DOH at 1.30am, arriving in DWC at 3.40am, while the return flight will leave DWC at 6.25am and arrive in DOH at 6.30am.

Qatar Airways has revised its Doha and DXB departure timings to “significantly improve” customer convenience, according to a statement issued yesterday. The 14 daily flights will depart from DOH on the hour and from DXB on the half hour.

With the “convenient timings” of the flights, local passengers will have “greater flexibility” added to their travel plans, the statement adds.

Apart from DXB and DWC, Qatar Airways also currently operates three flights a day to Sharjah and six daily flights to Abu Dhabi, and is the only airline that operates to these four airports within the UAE.

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar al-Baker said: “We are dedicated to increasing our presence in key markets like the UAE and adding capacity on one of our most popular routes like Dubai demonstrates this commitment.

“As one of our closest neighbours in the Gulf, it is of key importance to offer excellent and frequent air travel connections to the UAE, and the increase in capacity will offer our passengers an even wider variety of options when they are looking to reach their final destinations.”

Qatar Airways operates a large global network and presents a “unique advantage” for passengers seeking to reach Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and the North and South American markets with its “seamless” connections via Doha, according to the statement.