The change in flight timings to and from Doha, the airline’s hub, with effect from January 1 will offer passengers with convenient and improved connections to destinations served by the airline across Europe, The Americas and the Far East.
Qatar Airways currently operates 31 flights a week to the Omani capital Muscat; a route launched 12 years ago. The UAE capital Abu Dhabi is served six-times-a-day.
Keeping with the existing frequency, Qatar Airways has rescheduled flight QR 169 which will depart Muscat at 2220 hrs instead of 2330 hrs and QR 173, which will depart Muscat at 0020 hrs instead of 0645 hrs. The revised flights will provide even more seamless connectivity for passengers travelling to a range of destinations, including Houston, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Manila, Vienna, Barcelona, Paris, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Bangkok and many others.
Qatar Airways is expanding its operations in the Sultanate of Oman next summer with the launch of four flights each week to Salalah, the country’s second largest city and popular tourist destination, beginning May 22, taking weekly capacity to Oman up to 35 flights.
Popular business and leisure destination, Abu Dhabi will also have enhanced flight timings from the start of the New Year.
Qatar Airways has rescheduled flight QR 123, departing Abu Dhabi at 0650 hrs daily, instead of 2240 hrs. Business passengers can take advantage of this early morning flight to connect seamlessly to popular European and American destinations and also maximise day trips in the Qatari capital.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “These new timings will significantly enhance our product offering, ensuring our passengers have more convenient flights and connections, part of our overall strategy to improve our service levels.
“Muscat and Abu Dhabi are among our most popular markets here in the Gulf and it was only fitting that we work with the respective airport authorities to improve our presence in these key cities. For Muscat alone, we are this week celebrating 12 years of flying to this beautiful city so it is good news announcing the improved schedules for such an important market.”
|The revised MUSCAT – DOHA schedules: effective 1 January 2013|
|Depart Muscat||QR169 at 2220 hrs||arrive Doha 2250 hrs|
|Depart Doha||QR168 at 1900 hrs||arrive Muscat 2120 hrs|
|Depart Muscat||QR173 at 0020 hrs||arrive Doha 0055 hrs|
|Depart Doha||QR172 at 2100 hrs||arrive Muscat 2320 hrs|
|The revised ABU DHABI – DOHA schedules: effective 1 January 2013|
|Depart Abu Dhabi||QR123 at 0650 hrs||arrive Doha 0655 hrs|
|Depart Doha||QR122 at 2325 hrs||arrive Abu Dhabi 0125 hrs|
One of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 116 aircraft flying to 122 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.
Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to 12 new destinations, including Kigali (Rwanda); Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); Yangon (Myanmar), Maputo (Mozambique); Belgrade (Serbia) and Warsaw (Poland).
Over the next few weeks and months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including: Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chengdu, China (March 19); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).
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. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com