Qatar Airways flies into Al Hofuf to boost Saudi flights

30th Apr 2014
Qatar Airways flies into Al Hofuf to boost Saudi flights

Qatar Airways is adding Al Hofuf in Saudi Arabia to its ever-increasing list of destinations.

And as a further demonstration of its commitment to expanding its regional footprint, Qatar Airways recently increased the frequencies of two of its other destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Strong passenger demand has prompted the Doha-based airline to double its weekly flight frequency to Gassim, while flights to Madinah recently increased from five to seven per week.

The additional new destination of Al Hofuf, through Al Ahsa Airport, is further proof of the increasing consumer and business demands on these popular Saudi Arabian routes.

Details of the new and additional frequencies are as follows:

  • Al Hofuf (Saudi Arabia) a new service of four flights per week starting on May 15th.
  • Gassim (Saudi Arabia) a doubling from four to eight flights per week from May 15th.
  • Madinah (Saudi Arabia) increased from five to seven flights per week from March 30th.

The increase in frequency on these routes, together with the new destination of Al Hofuf, will mean that Qatar Airways will now fly to seven destinations in Saudi Arabia and will operate 79 flights per week to the country.

Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “At Qatar Airways, we remain committed to opening up access to new destinations in the Middle East and around the world.

“As we continue to expand our network and receive more aircraft, we will keep looking at opportunities to add capacity to our existing network and further strengthen our links within the Gulf itself.”

The new Al Hofuf route will be operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.

The aircraft features seatback TV screens providing all passengers in both cabins with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment systems.

And the increases in frequency on the other two routes will provide business and leisure passengers travelling to all three destinations with more flexibility and greater choice to connect onto Qatar Airways’ extensive global network covering six continents.


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