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Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 18:00 Hrs  [IST]

Qatar Airways to start non-stop flights to Salalah from May next year

Qatar Airways is set to launch flights to Salalah in Oman on May 22, 2012. Currently operating 31 flights a week to the Omani capital Muscat, Qatar Airways will serve the new destination of Salalah four-times-a-week raising the airline’s frequencies to Oman to 35 services. The Salalah route will operate non-stop flights from the airline’s hub in Doha with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.

The DOHA – SALALAH schedule
Tuesdays, Wednesdays Saturdays and Sundays
Depart Doha
QR176 at 2125 hrs
arrive Salalah at 0040 hrs following day
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Depart Salalah
QR177 at 0920 hrs
arrive Doha at 1030 hrs

This launch of this route is a result of Qatar Airways new code-share agreement with Oman Air on flights between Doha and Muscat. With Oman Air’s thrice-daily flights between Doha and Muscat, together with Qatar Airways’ capacity on the route, passengers have plenty of flights to choose from, to and from the Sultanate.

Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways said, “Salalah offers passengers travelling from our global network with yet another unique holiday option to experience and at the same time provide the convenience of two gateways within the same country.”

“With this new route, passengers wishing to explore Oman at length will also be able to take advantage of different travel options, booking flights into Muscat and returning from Salalah or vice versa,” added Al Baker.
 
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