Qatar Airways to start two additional daily services to Muscat in April and June
April 9, 2018: In order to meet the increased demand of tourists, corporate and transit travellers visiting the country, Qatar Airways will commence two additional daily services using Airbus A320 to Muscat, Oman’s largest city and capital, on April 10 and June 15.
The two additional frequencies will take Qatar Airways' weekly flight count to 70, including 14 flights to Salalah and seven flights to Sohar.
The additional frequency will also provide passengers with increased connectivity to in-demand destinations, such as Bangkok, London, Manila, Bali, Istanbul, Colombo, Phuket, Kolkata, Jakarta, and Chennai, to name a few.
Airbus A320 features 12 seats in the business class, and 132 seats in the economy class. This new frequency will be suspended during the holy month of ‘Ramadan’, between May 16 and June 15, and will resume during the Eid holiday. The seventh additional frequency, which will start on June 15 will also be served by an A320 aircraft.
One of the highly preferred destinations for tourists and corporate travellers, Muscat is known as a cultural treasure trove. There are several souqs, which offers a traditional Arabian shopping experience. Muscat is also a home to several magnificent must-visit landmarks, such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Jalai Fort, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Akbar Al Baker, group executive chief, Qatar Airways said: “We are delighted to offer two more daily frequencies to Muscat, one of our most sought-after destinations. These new services coincides perfectly with the onset of summer holidays, and will provide passengers even greater flexibility and convenience to connect to several destinations in our rapidly-expanding global network. It will also enable travellers to experience delights of Muscat. We look forward to attract more visitors to Oman, and connect more Omanis to the world.”
Qatar’s national carrier first began services to the Sultanate of Oman in 2000. In 2013, Salalah was added to its expanding network as the second destination, followed by Sohar in 2017.
Passengers transiting through the Hamad International Airport (HIA) can take advantage of free Wi-Fi, airside swimming pool, and children’s play areas, dine in one of Qatar Duty Free (QDF) extensive selection of restaurants and cafes, and luxurious shopping opportunities.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of over 200 aircraft, to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Meanwhile, the airline is also planning to launch a host of exciting new destinations in 2018-19. It includes London Gatwick and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya; Mykonos, Greece; and Málaga, Spain.