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Emirates increases Amman, Doha services

Dubai-based carrier increases total weekly flights to Jordan capital to 17, Doha to 35.

UAE carrier Emirates Airline has announced it will introduce three additional flights per week to the Jordanian capital Amman from December 1.

The Dubai-based carrier is also starting an extra flight to the Qatari capital Doha from the same date. This will increase the airline’s total number of flights per week to Middle Eastern destinations from 197 to 201.

“Despite the global downturn the Middle East continues to see positive growth across the aviation sector and continues to be one of our most important markets.,” Ahmed Khoory, Emirates' senior vice president commercial operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran, said.

“Since the beginning of the year we have increased services across the Middle East four times, with an additional 27 flights added since January, highlighting our commitment to the Middle East and to offering our passengers the best possible connectivity,” he said.

The additional flights will be serviced by an Airbus A330, the firm said in a statement.

Once operational, the extra flights will take the carrier’s total weekly flights to Amman to 17 and Doha to 35.

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