16 APRIL 2018

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Article from BTNews 16 APRIL 2018

Qatar boost for Oman's capital

An additional daily frequency to Muscat, Oman’s largest city and capital, has been launched by Qatar Airways, with a second new service scheduled to begin on 15 June.

The company, which was forced to cancel services linking Doha with Abu Dhabi and Dubai, said it had been seeking ways to increase frequency elsewhere in the Gulf region to allow passengers to connect to its extensive global network.

The extra flights will take the award-winning airline’s daily services to Muscat to seven to meet increased demand from passengers visiting Oman and transit travellers flying via Doha to the Far East.

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “Muscat is one of our most sought-after destinations. These new services give passengers even greater flexibility and convenience in connecting to our rapidly-expanding global network.”

The new frequencies take the airline’s number of weekly flights to Oman to 70, including 14 to Salalah and seven to Sohar with increased connectivity to in-demand destinations including London.

Both flights use an Airbus A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy Class. Qatar’s national carrier began services to Oman in 2000, adding Salalah in 2013 and Sohar in 2017.

www.qatarairways.com

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