Qatar Air­ways cel­e­brates five years of ser­vice to Salalah

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

DOHA: Qatar Air­ways cel­e­brated its five-year an­niver­sary of op­er­at­ing di­rect flights from Doha to Salalah, Oman.

On May 15, the award-win­ning air­line com­mem­o­rated this milestone with a cel­e­bra­tory wa­ter can­non salute at Salalah In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

Salalah is a unique des­ti­na­tion in the re­gion, of­fer­ing fruit plan­ta­tions, beau­ti­ful beaches, tra­di­tional souqs and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites, all scat­tered across a land­scape that fuses the trop­i­cal with the desert. Salalah is es­pe­cially known for its nu­mer­ous cul­tural at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the ‘Al Baleed’ ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site, a Unesco World Her­itage site that hosts the ru­ins of the 12th-cen­tury trad­ing post of Za­far, and the Frank­in­cense Mu­seum where vis­i­tors can learn more about Salalah’s his­tory in the frank­in­cense trade.

Ak­bar Al Baker, Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive - Qatar Air­ways said: “We are delighted to celebrate five years of fly­ing to beau­ti­ful Salalah this month. Salalah is a high­lysought af­ter des­ti­na­tion for pas­sen­gers wish­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence Oman’s green­ery and breath­tak­ing nat­u­ral beauty. Oman it­self draws a great num­ber of busi­ness and leisure trav­ellers seek­ing to en­joy the many hid­den trea­sures this city has to of­fer. We look for­ward to in­tro­duc­ing more vis­i­tors to Oman, and con­nect­ing our cus­tomers from Oman to more than 150 des­ti­na­tions on our rapidly ex­pand­ing global net­work.”

Qatar’s national car­rier has been fly­ing to Oman since 2000, when it first be­gan ser­vices to the city of Mus­cat. In 2013, Salalah was added to the air­line’s ex­pand­ing net­work as the sec­ond des­ti­na­tion, fol­lowed by So­har in 2017.

Due to high de­mand, Qatar Air­ways is adding two ad­di­tional fre­quen­cies to Mus­cat in April and June. The new fre­quen­cies will take the air­line’s num­ber of weekly flights to Oman to 70 weekly, in­clud­ing 49 flights to Mus­cat, 14 flights to Salalah and seven flights to So­har.

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