Qatar Airways & the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy announced on May 26, 2022, the introduction of the "Match Day Shuttle" that will operate during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Qatar Airways has tied up with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, and Saudia to connect match ticket holders to Doha via Match Day Shuttle flights for 24-hour experiences, during the tournament period. This will provide for the travel of 18,000 fans daily for the duration of the tournament without the need to stay in Doha.
Match Day Shuttle tickets will kick-off at extremely competitive prices along with rotating frequencies from Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Muscat, and Riyadh.
Qatar Airways will also be adding more Match Day Shuttle flights across the GCC in the future, as well as flying in football fans from around the world on its extensive global network.
Passengers who book one of the Match Day Shuttle services will benefit from a smooth journey that includes dedicated on-ground transportation between the airport and stadium.
By choosing to book a Match Day Shuttle flight, fans will arrive in the morning and depart in the evening, with no hotel accommodation required. Additionally, a no check-in baggage policy will simplify an easy-in, easy-out travel itinerary for the passengers.
This service will be available to citizens and residents of the GCC countries. However exclusively for holders of match tickets and the digital Hayya card (Fan ID). Fans will also be able to benefit from free-of-charge public transportation.
Hamad International Airport and Doha airport will operate at maximum capacity during the tournament. Doha Airport will see 5000 to 6000 passengers per hour, while HIA will see 8000 passengers per hour.
It was mentioned by Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways that it will be the first time in the history of FIFA that a hosting country has facilitated for spectators to watch more than one match per day, thus, maximizing their investment.
Fans are invited to visit qatarairways.com/MatchDayShuttle and the partner airlines’ websites to learn more and secure their flights.
Flights can also be booked through the partnering airline websites, Qatar Airways Holidays, and Travel/Trade partners.
Source & Cover image credit: Press Release
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