Jeddah – MENA Herald: Qatar Airways has announced an increase in services to Jeddah and Medina, connecting travellers from Saudi Arabia to more than 150 worldwide destinations and enabling football fans to conveniently travel to support Al-Ahli, the Kingdom’s much-loved football team.
From 1 August 2016, Qatar Airways will double its frequencies to Jeddah, increasing from 14 flights a week to 28, between King Abdulaziz International Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha. From 1 September 2016, the airline will introduce an additional seven flights a week to Medina’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport, increasing its total flights into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 137 weekly.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial GCC, Levant, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Africa & Indian Subcontinent, Mr. Ehab Amin, said: “We are pleased to announce our increased services to these two cities within Saudi Arabia. By adding an extra 21 flights a week we are giving travellers even more flexibility to explore the world through our hub, Hamad International Airport, in Doha.
“As the official sponsor of the Jeddah-Based club, the addition of two more daily flights to Jeddah – to a total of four daily flights – will also enable Al-Ahli Saudi FC fans to travel to watch their favourite team play, while also opening up a world of more than 150 destinations to customers who want to travel abroad.”
Travellers from Saudi Arabia can take advantage of the increased frequencies to visit any of the new destinations that Qatar Airways has launched this year, which include exciting cities all around the globe, such as Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta in the USA, Adelaide in Australia, and Marrakech in Morroco. Qatar Airways will soon offer service to Pisa, Italy; Helsinki, Finland; Windhoek, Namibia and Sarajevo, Bosnia, with dozens more destinations planned to start over the next 12 months.
With the increase in flight frequency, Qatar Airways will also have more First Class seats available, allowing even more passengers to experience the airline’s award-winning premium class service.
Flight Schedule, effective 1 August
Doha (DOH) to Jeddah (JED)
QR1184 Departs: 00:45 Arrives: 03:05
QR1190 Departs: 09:00 Arrives: 11:20 – NEW
QR1186 Departs: 14:25 Arrived: 16:45
QR1188 Departs: 18:50 Arrives: 21:15 – NEW
Jeddah (JED) to Doha (DOH)
QR1185 Departs: 04:15 Arrives: 06:30
QR1191 Departs: 12:20 Arrives: 14:35 – NEW
QR1187 Departs: 18:45 Arrives: 21:00
QR1189 Departs: 22:40 Arrives: 00:55 – NEW
Flight Schedule, effective 1 September
Doha (DOH) to Medina (MED)
QR1174 Departs: 00:45 Arrives: 03:05
QR1178 Departs: 08:15 Arrives: 10:35 – NEW
QR1176 Departs: 12:55 Arrives: 15:15
Medina (MED) to Doha (DOH)
QR1175 Departs: 04:05 Arrives: 06:15
QR1179 Departs: 11:35 Arrives: 13:45 – NEW
QR1177 Departs: 16:15 Arrives: 18:25