The first additional service commenced on April 10 with the second planned for a June 15 launch. The first new service will be suspended during the holy month of Ramadan from May 16 – June 15, Qatar Airways noted.
The additional frequencies bring the Qatar national carrier’s daily services to the Omani capital to seven and intend to meet the increased demand of tourists visiting the destination, as well as transit travellers flying via Doha to the Far East.
H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, explained, “These new services, coinciding perfectly with the arrival of the summer holidays, will provide passengers even greater flexibility and convenience in connecting to one of the many destinations on our rapidly-expanding global network. They will also enable more people to experience the delights of Muscat. We look forward to bringing more visitors to Oman, and connecting more Omanis to the world.”
The two additional frequencies will take the airline’s number of weekly flights to Oman to 70 weekly, including 14 flights to Salalah and seven flights to Sohar, and are anticipated to provide increased connectivity to many in-demand destinations.