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Posted On: 23 February 2009 11:44 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Qatar Airways expands operations to Saudi

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Qatar Airways expanded operations in Saudi Arabia by increasing frequency between Doha and Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam, starting from yesterday. On the Dammam route, five flights per week will be added to the current daily schedule, bringing the total frequency on the route to 12 services each week. The new early morning departures from Dammam on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will offer passengers excellent connections to the new mid-morning long-haul service to Houston in Texas, which Qatar Airways is launching on 30 March. The capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh will be served with two additional flights a week, taking weekly capacity up to five services. Two extra flights will also be introduced between Doha and Jeddah, a route currently served with five flights each week. The daily service will enhance the convenience for passengers travelling on this route. The massive increase in frequency will provide business and leisure travellers to and from Saudi Arabia with more flexibility and greater choice to connect onto Qatar Airways’ extensive network covering North America, Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Far East. The additional routes to all three destinations Qatar Airways flies to in the Saudi Arabia will be operated with Airbus A320, A321 and 319 variants, in two-class configuration. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said he was delighted to see yet another capacity hike, which will facilitate closer ties between Qatar and Saudi Arabia – an important key feeder market for Qatar Airways’ upcoming new service to Houston.”