Qatar Airways has announced that it will add two daily frequencies to Muscat, Oman’s largest city and capital, from Tuesday and June 15.
The additional frequencies will take the airline’s daily services to Muscat to seven and help meet the increased demand of tourists visiting Oman, as well as that of transit travellers flying via Doha to the Far East, the airline said in a statement.
A ‘highly in-demand’ destination for tourists and business travellers alike, Muscat is known as a cultural treasure trove, with many lively souqs offering a traditional Arabian shopping experience. Muscat is also home to several must-visit landmarks, including Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Jalai Fort, Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House Muscat.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said: “We are delighted to offer two more daily frequencies to Muscat, one of our most sought-after destinations. These new services, coinciding perfectly with the arrival of the summer holidays, will provide passengers with 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 to Sohar. They 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, the statement notes.
The additional frequency commencing tomorrow will be served by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy. This new frequency will be suspended during the holy month of Ramadan, from May 16 until June 15, and resume following the Eid holidays. The seventh frequency commencing June 15 will also be served by an A320 aircraft.
Qatar’s national carrier first began services to Oman in 2000. In 2013, Salalah was added to the airline’s expanding network as the second destination, followed by Sohar in 2017.
Passengers transiting through Hamad International Airport can take advantage of the many services available, including free Wi-Fi, an airside swimming pool and children’s play areas. They can also dine in one of Qatar Duty Free (QDF)’s extensive selection of restaurants and cafés, or shop in QDF’s wide selection of boutiques.
Following are the schedules of the additional daily frequencies - commencing tomorrow: QR1138 departing Doha at 11.25am and arriving in Muscat at 2.15pm, and QR1139 departing Muscat at 3.35pm and arriving in Doha at 4.20pm; commencing on June 15: QR1124 departing Doha at 4.55pm and arriving in Muscat at 7.45pm, and QR1125 departing Muscat at 10.10pm and arriving in Doha at 10.55pm.
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