DOHA, Qatar – From 1 August 2016, Qatar Airways will provide travellers from around the world with even more choice when flying to Muscat, with the addition of an extra flight to its existing schedule – increasing the number of daily flights to five. Now with 35 flights a week from Hamad International Airport travellers can easily expore the popular Omani capital city.
Passengers travelling from Muscat will now also have increased access to the rest of the world, with the ability to connect through Hamad International Airport and enjoy award-winning facilities, such as Qatar Airways’ Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge while connecting to more than 150 destinations.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial GCC, Levant, Iran, Iraq,Yemen, Africa & Indian Sub Continent, Mr. Ehab Amin, said: “Both Doha and Muscat are popular cities that offer business, cultural and leisure opportunities to travellers. The additional flight is a response to increased demand on this popular route, and offers our passengers more convenience thereby empowering travellers with the ability to choose flights that are best suited to their unique requirements.
Qatar Airways’ new flight to Muscat will depart from Doha at 2.20am, arriving in Muscat at 5am, with the return flight departing from Muscat at 6.45am and landing in Doha at 7:25am. The airline operates services to Muscat with its A320 aircraft, offering both its award-winning Business and Economy Class options to passengers. Qatar Airways was announced as the World's Best Business Class in the 2016 World Airline Awards this week, as voted for by global travellers. The Skytrax awards recognised the airline for its commitment to offering passengers an unrivalled travelling experience announcing Qatar Airways as also offering the Best Business Class Airline Lounge and the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
This year travellers will continue to see Qatar Airways expand its global reach, with the addition of new destinations to explore. So far in 2016, the airline has launched routes to Los Angeles (USA), Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Sydney (Australia), Boston (USA), Birmingham (UK), Adelaide (Australia), Yerevan (Armenia), Atlanta (USA) and Marrakech (Morocco). From July, new routes will include Pisa (Italy), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Windhoek (Namibia), Helsinki (Finland), Skopje (Macedonia), Krabi (Thailand), Seychelles, and Chiang Mai (Thailand).
Doha (DOH) to Muscat (MCT) QR1130 Departs: 02:20 Arrives: 05:00
Muscat (MCT) to Doha (DOH) QR1131 Departs: 06:45 Arrives: 07:25
Notes to Editors:
About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 188 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Best Business Class, Best Business Class Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the 2016 Skytrax Awards, placing second in World’s Best Airline. Qatar Airways has placed in the top two places for the past six consecutive years, earning the top spot three times.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects 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.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 185 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, nine Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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