Additional services to Oman’s capital added just in time for the summer holidays, offering even more connectivity to airline’s extensive global route network
DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will add two additional daily frequencies to Muscat, Oman’s largest city and capital, commencing 10 April and 15 June. The additional frequencies will take the award-winning airline’s daily services to Muscat to seven, and will meet the increased demand of tourists visiting Oman, as well as that of transit travellers flying via Doha to the Far East.
A highly in-demand destination for both tourists and business travellers alike, Muscat is known as a cultural treasure trove, with many lively souqs offering a traditional Arabian shopping experience. Muscat is also home to several magnificent must-visit landmarks, including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Jalai Fort, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Qatar Airways Group Executive Chief, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to offer two more daily frequencies to Muscat, one of our most sought-after destinations. These new services, coinciding perfectly with the arrival of the summer holidays, will provide passengers even greater flexibility and convenience in connecting to one of the many destinations on our rapidly-expanding global network. They will also enable more people to experience the delights of Muscat. We look forward to bringing more visitors to Oman, and connecting more Omanis to the world.”
The two additional frequencies will take the airline’s number of weekly flights to Oman to 70 weekly, including 14 flights to Salalah and seven flights to Sohar. The additional frequencies will also provide passengers increased connectivity to in-demand destinations such as Bangkok, London, Manila, Bali, Istanbul, Colombo, Phuket, Kolkata, Jakarta, and Chennai, to name just a few.
The additional frequency commencing 10 April will be served by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. This new frequency will be suspended during the holy month of Ramadan from 16 May 2018 until 15 June 2018 and will resume following the Eid holiday. The seventh additional frequency commencing 15 June will also be served by an A320 aircraft.
Qatar’s national carrier first began services to the Sultanate of Oman in 2000. In 2013, Salalah was added to the airline’s expanding network as the second destination, followed by Sohar in 2017.
Passengers transiting through the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) can take advantage of the many services available, including free Wi-Fi, an airside swimming pool and children’s play areas. They can also dine in one of Qatar Duty Free’s (QDF) extensive selection of restaurants and cafés, or shop in QDF’s wide selection of luxurious boutiques.
As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the 2017 ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations in 2018-19, including London Gatwick and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya and ; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain.
Additional daily frequency commencing 10 April:
Doha (DOH) to Muscat (MCT) QR1138 departs 11:25 arrives 14:15
Muscat (MCT) to Doha (DOH) QR1139 departs 15:35 arrives 16:20
Additional daily frequency commencing 15 June:
Doha (DOH) to Muscat (MCT) QR1124 departs 16:55 arrives 19:45
Muscat (MCT) to Doha (DOH) QR1125 departs 22:10 arrives 22:55
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
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Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
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