Qatar Airways to increase flights to Riyadh by more than 40 per cent

Qatar Airways has announced that it will operate 20 flights per week to and from Riyadh from September 1 – an increase of more than 40 per cent.

It will add a third daily flight every day except Tuesday, boosting the number of flights from 14.

“Increasing our capacity to Riyadh, on top of our recently announced frequency increases to Jeddah and Medina, reflects the importance of Saudi Arabia to Qatar Airways,” said Ehab Amin, Qatar Airways senior vice president commercial GCC, Levant, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Africa.

The airline recently said that it is increasing its flights to Medina to three daily services, from the beginning of September.

It serves eight cities in the Kingdom and with the recent increase to four daily services to Jeddah will operate a total of 143 flights a week to Saudi.

The Doha-based airline said it has a fleet of 190 aircraft flying to more than 150 destinations.

So far this year it has launched routes to Los Angeles (US), Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Sydney (Australia), Boston (US), Birmingham (UK), Adelaide (Australia), Yerevan (Armenia), Atlanta (US), Marrakech (Morocco) and Pisa (Italy).

New routes including Windhoek (Namibia), Helsinki (Finland), Krabi (Thailand), and Seychelles will follow later in the year.

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