Qatar Airways has expanded its operations in the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by increasing frequency between Doha and Jeddah,
Riyadh and Dammam.
On the Dammam route, five flights per week have
been added to the 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 offer passengers excellent connections
to the new mid-morning long-haul service to Houston in Texas,
which Qatar Airways is launching on 30 March.
of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Riyadh is being served with two
additional flights a week, taking weekly capacity up to five
Two extra flights have also been introduced
between Doha and Jeddah, a route previously served with five
flights each week.
increase in frequency provides 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.
additional routes to all three destinations Qatar Airways flies to
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are operated with Airbus A320,
A321 and 319 variants, in two-class configuration.
Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said he was delighted to
see yet another capacity hike, “which will facilitate closer ties
between Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – an important key
feeder market for our upcoming new service to Houston.”
“Houston is a very strategic route for Qatar Airways, as it
opens up increased bilateral business opportunities for the energy
sectors across the Middle East and the oil-producing southern
states of America. Saudi Arabia’s rich financial and energy base
gives Qatar Airways further reason to launch the route and
establish this key international air corridor. The Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, known worldwide as an energy superpower, is the
world’s leading petroleum exporter with oil accounting for over 90% of the country’s exports.
exist very close ties between the Arab business community and
energy companies in the Gulf with those in and around the Houston
area. More than 65,000 Arabs currently live in and around
Houston,” Mr Al Bakar added.
With a modern fleet of 66 Airbus and
Boeing aircraft, Qatar Airways flies to 83 key business and
leisure cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far
East and North America.
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