Doha, QATAR – The second largest Omani city Salalah will see Qatar Airways adding four new services by next February. With effect from 16 December 2014, the airline is offering three additional flights per week, and from 3 February 2015, another additional flight per week. A total of eight flights per week make it even easier and more convenient for passengers to visit this vibrant tourist destination in the Sultanate of Oman.
Qatar Airways commenced services to Salalah in May 2013, its second destination in Oman after the capital city, Muscat. With Muscat already served 28 times-a-week and Salalah four-times-a-week, the additional flights to Salalah will take Qatar Airways’ capacity across Oman to a total of 36 weekly services.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said the launch of additional Salalah flights demonstrated the airline’s strong regional network with many flight scheduling options to choose from.
“We are extremely delighted to announce the increase in flights to the popular leisure destination of Salalah that has a tremendous appeal for visitors across the Gulf, Europe, the United States and other countries.
“Thousands of tourists already visit Salalah every year, and we look forward to contributing to help further boost leisure and business tourism while providing travellers from Oman with greater choice and more flying options.”
Salalah is a destination that offers distinctive natural attractions where its coast blends with beautiful mountains. The city is frequented by visitors from around the world who are charmed by its beautiful beaches and coastline offering major attractions for scuba diving and bird watching.
With the additional flights, Salalah will now have four early morning departures connecting via Doha to Europe and the Americas and four early evening departures connecting to flights in the Asia Pacific region. A mix of morning and evening flights means convenient connections for passengers from Salalah to key markets in the Qatar Airways’ route network of 146 destinations.
The Salalah - Doha route is operated with an Airbus A320, featuring a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. Selected A320s feature seatback TV screens providing all passengers in both cabins with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system – a choice of more than 900 audio and video on demand options.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, to the point where it today operates a modern fleet of 144 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
The Doha (DOH) – Salalah (SLL) Weekly Flights Schedule Commencing 16 December, 2014 (all times local):
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Depart Doha QR1142 at 00:30, arrive Salalah at 03:45
Depart Salalah QR1143 at 04:45, arrive Doha at 06:00
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (from 2 February, 2015) and Saturdays
Depart Doha QR1140 at 12:40, arrive Salalah at 15:55
Depart Salalah QR1141 at 16:55, arrive Doha at 18:10
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. The award-winning oneworld alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running this year.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion.
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