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Qatar Airways announces more flights to Saudi cities

Total number of services to Abha, Gassim, Hofuf, Taif, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, and Madinah will rise to 112 flights per week

Qatar Airways announces more flights to Saudi cities

Qatar Airways on Monday announced increased frequencies to many of its flights serving Saudi Arabia, starting this month.

With the additional flights, the total number of services to Abha, Gassim, Hofuf, Taif, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, and Madinah will increase to 112 flights each week, the carrier said in a statement.

Jeddah and Riyadh, which are currently served with a double daily service, will increase to 21 flights per week adding a third daily flight operated by the All-First Class A319 starting December 16 and 18 respectively.

On December 1, Madinah saw an increase in frequency from daily to double daily and Abha from four flights a week to daily flights.

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We are pleased to announce our increased service to the cities of Saudi Arabia today. The commercial growth and investment seen there over the past few years will undoubtedly precede an increase in demand for travel to and from these cities.

"It is always our prerogative at Qatar Airways to be ahead of the curve and to go beyond the expected. These additional services do just that whilst further strengthening Qatar Airways’ commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the existing commercial links between our eight stations and the rest of the world via our 153 Qatar Airways destinations.”

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