DOHA, Qatar – In preparation for the Hajj season, Qatar Airways will operate additional flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Tuesday, 8th October through Sunday, 20th October. The additional flights will meet the increased demand by customers who will be travelling during this time for pilgrimage or business.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said “It pleases us to offer more travel options to Jeddah during the Hajj season this year. We wish pilgrims to holy Mecca a wonderful experience.”
Airports in the region are expected to receive a surge of pilgrims travelling to Mecca this year. To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has heavily invested in expanding and developing its facilities and processes, hence the allowance for additional flights.
On 2nd October, Qatar Airways will launch its sixth destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ta’if. The airline currently provides services to Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Qassim, and Riyadh.
The airline has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 131 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.
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Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France in June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East. The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012.
Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 family of aircraft. Qatar Airways will become the first of the major Gulf carriers to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com