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Qatar Airways Launches Flights to Medina, Saudi Arabia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Qatar Airways has launched four-flights-a-week to the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia.

The new route, non-stop from Doha, takes Qatar Airways capacity to Saudi Arabia up to 60 services a week, representing a significant increase in frequency to the country from 35 flights just a few weeks ago.

The carrier recently boosted capacity to Saudi Arabia with 14 weekly flights to the capital Riyadh; 14 services-a-week to the Red Sea port city of Jeddah; and 28 weekly flights to the key commercial hub of Dammam.

Medina is known as the second holiest city after Mecca, a place visited by Muslims from around the world.

Medina is now developing into a thriving centre for education and commerce, in addition to its religious importance for thousands of years of history. Among the many projects under development is the Knowledge Economic City, one of Saudi Arabias major projects, designed to foster education and development in the country.

 We are delighted to add Medina to our global route network, further strengthening our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and clearly proving how important this dynamic market is for Qatar Airways, said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker. We will now be able to fulfill the long-felt need of our customers, especially as we welcome the Holy month of Ramadan in a few weeks from now. As the route to Medina develops, we will also look to add frequency and capacity to improve connectivity even further.

The Doha Medina route is operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in First Class and 132 in Economy.

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