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Qatar Airways to Increase Flights to Muscat

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Travellers to and from Oman are set to benefit from Qatar Airways’ latest expansion plans that will see a 30% increase in frequencies on this route from the end of the month.

The airline is scheduled to begin operating 21 flights a week from the capital city of Muscat to Doha, up from the current 15 services.

The increase is part of Qatar Airways’ ongoing growth strategy, which has been ramped up for 2009 and includes six new route launches, including Melbourne and Sydney in Australia; Goa and Amritsar in India; and two further additions to its extensive European network. Frequency and capacity increases on selected routes are also scheduled.

Beginning March 29, the additional services from Muscat will provide increased connectivity for passengers flying to destinations on Qatar Airways’ expanding global route network, and greater convenience for travellers to Qatar and throughout the Gulf region.

Following the introduction of the new Muscat schedule, Qatar Airways will commence operations to Houston, Texas – its first route launch of the year and third destination in the United States. The near 17-hour non-stop flight between Doha and Houston – beginning March 30 – will be operated with two brand new Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft which feature Qatar Airways’ new fully flat Business Class seats.

The airline has received three new Boeing 777 aircraft in the past six weeks and expects to receive an average of one new aircraft per month for the next two years. The Boeing 777 aircraft is expected to form the backbone of the Qatar Airways’ fleet well into the next decade.

In addition to the Muscat route expansion, Qatar Airways is stepping up capacity to seven other cities – Geneva, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Lagos, Mashad, Tunis and Algiers.

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