Qatar Airways (QA) will add four extra weekly flights to Sohar from October 1 to meet the increasing passenger demand, the airline announced on Thursday.
In a statement, QA noted that these new flights will take the number of weekly flights between Doha and the Sultanate of Oman from 52 to 56.
QA launched flights to Sohar, its third and most recent destination in Oman, last month. Sohar, a vibrant coastal city known both for its traditional Omani culture and beautiful beaches, offers a wide range of activities for tourists, including diving, snorkeling and kite boarding, as well as many traditional markets featuring Omani handicrafts.
“The increased frequency will allow both business and leisure travellers from Sohar even more flexibility to take advantage of smooth connections to India and Southeast Asia via our hub at Hamad International Airport (HIA),” QA Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said.
The additional flights to Sohar will be serviced by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in First Class and 132 seats in Economy Class, with a spacious environment throughout the entire aircraft.
QA first began service to Oman by launching flights to its capital Muscat in 2000 followed by Salalah in 2013.
The award-winning airline currently operates five daily flights between Doha and Muscat, and two daily return flights on the Doha-Salalah route.
Passengers transiting through HIA can take advantage of the many activities and services available, from the free Wi-Fi, airside swimming pool and play areas for children, to the multiple quiet areas in which passengers can relax, as well as an array of duty free shopping and dining options.
QA has a host of new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and San Francisco in the US, among others.