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Qatar Airways adds flights to Jordanian capital

Gulf carrier boosts services with two additional flights, bringing total to nine weekly trips

Qatar Airways adds flights to Jordanian capital
A Qatar Airways Airbus A320 takes off from Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. Qatar Airways operated on Monday the worlds first commercial flight using propellant derived from natural gas as the Gulf state seeks to exploit its status as the worlds largest producer of the fuel. Photographer: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

Qatar Airways has added two additional flights between its hub in Doha and Amman, bringing the total number of services to Jordan to nine weekly flights.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said the extra capacity would be a "great boost" as it would improve connections from Amman to around 100 cities across the airline’s global network.

“As part of Qatar Airways’ ever-expanding route map, a key pillar is to also evaluate existing routes and increase capacity where there is passenger demand," he said.

Qatar Airways began operations to Amman in May 1994 and the Doha - Amman route is operated by an Airbus A320.

Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq.

Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia (April 2014).

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