Qatar Airways steps up flights to Jeddah for Hajj

1st Oct 2013
Qatar Airways steps up flights to Jeddah for Hajj

In preparation for the Hajj season, Qatar Airways will operate additional flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Tuesday, 8th October through Sunday, 20th October.  The additional flights will meet the increased demand by customers who will be travelling during this time for pilgrimage or business.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said “It pleases us to offer more travel options to Jeddah during the Hajj season this year. We wish pilgrims to holy Mecca a wonderful experience.”

Airports in the region are expected to receive a surge of pilgrims travelling to Mecca this year. To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has heavily invested in expanding and developing its facilities and processes, hence the allowance for additional flights.

On 2nd October, Qatar Airways will launch its sixth destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ta’if. The airline currently provides services to Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Qassim, and Riyadh.

The airline has seen rapid growth in 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 131 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.



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