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Qatar Airways announces new routes for 2013

Qatar Airways has announced its newest route this year to Gassim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new destination means that the airline now flies to Saudi Arabia 65 times a week.

Other destinations the airline already flies to in Saudi Arabia are Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam. The airline will now operate four flights a week to Gassim from Doha airport. Outbound travellers from Gassim will now be better connected, with over 120 cities to fly to via Doha with Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways has also announced its new destinations for the rest of the year with Najf, Iraq launching this month, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February, Chengdu, China in March, Chicago, USA in April and Salalah, Oman in May

“Saudi Arabia’s aviation industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years and we at Qatar Airways are delighted to be part of this growth by launching additional capacity into this vibrant market”  stated Akbar Al baker, CEO of Qatar Airways. “With increased government investment in the private sector and major infrastructure developments underway, we are very excited about our expansion here with the launch of our newest and first route of 2013 to the city of Gassim.”

Qatar Airways’ first flight to Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport was served on an Airbus A320 and was welcomed in with a water salute this morning. Senior vice president of Qatar Airways, Fathi Al Shehab was onboard the flight and said “today is a further example of the unique relationship our countries share and I am confident that by launching this new route, our award-winning hospitality will be well received by inbound and outbound travellers alike, linking the rest of the Middle East and beyond.”

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