09 Apr 2018 – 8:14
DOHA: Qatar Airways announced that it will add two additional daily frequencies to Muscat, Oman’s largest city and capital, commencing April 10 and June 15. The additional frequencies will take the award-winning airline’s daily services to Muscat to seven, and will meet the increased demand of tourists visiting Oman, as well as that of transit travellers flying via Doha to the Far East.
A highly in-demand destination for both 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 magnificent 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 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.
The additional frequencies will also provide passengers increased connectivity to in-demand destinations such as Bangkok, London, Manila, Bali, Istanbul, Colombo, Phuket, Kolkata, Jakarta, and Chennai, to name just a few.
The additional frequency commencing April 10 will be served by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. This new frequency will be suspended during the holy month of Ramadan from May 16, 2018 until June 15, 2018 and will resume following the Eid holiday. The seventh additional frequency commencing June 15 will also be served by an A320 aircraft.
Qatar’s national carrier first began services to the Sultanate of 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 the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) 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’s (QDF) extensive selection of restaurants and cafés, or shop in QDF’s wide selection of luxurious boutiques.