Qatar Airways has launched non-stop flights between Doha and Sohar, the airlines third destination in the Sultanate of Oman.
The airline will operate thrice weekly flights between Doha and Sohar, bringing Qatar Airways total capacity across Oman to 59 weekly flights.
The new route to Sohar will be served by Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.
Qatar Airways will operate the Sohar route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight QR 1132 from Doha (DOH) to Sohar (OHS) will depart at 13:35 to arrive at 16:10. The return flight, QR 1133, is scheduled to depart Sohar at 17:10 to arrive back in Doha at 18:00.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, We are delighted to add Sohar to our global route network. We launched services to the Sultanate of Oman nearly 17 years ago, and ever since, we have added additional frequencies on a yearly basis to accommodate demand for increased capacity to this charming country, known for its traditional culture and the warmth of the Omani people. Now passengers from Sohar will have the opportunity to experience our award-winning service, connecting them to a wide variety of popular summer holiday destinations.
Qatar Airways first began service to the Sultanate of Oman by launching flights to the capital, Muscat in 2000. In 2013, Salalah was added to the airlines growing network as the second destination in the Sultanate of Oman. The airline currently operates five daily flights between Doha and Muscat, and three daily return flights on the Doha-Salalah route.
Oman Airports Management Company, Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Aiman bin Ahmed Al-Hosni said, We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways as a new strategic partner in Sohar, which plays a significant role in the Sultanate of Oman’s business model, and is home to many successful projects implemented by the Omani Government.
Sohar is a city known both for its traditional Omani culture and beautiful beaches. As the Sultanate of Omans largest city in the governorate of Northern Al Batinah and the countrys main shipping hub, this vibrant coastal city offers a range of tourist attractions and activities, in particular water sports such as diving, snorkelling and kite boarding.