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Flights to Medina, Saudi Arabia, will be operated by an Airbus A320 with 12 seats in first class and 132 seats in economy class.
Four-weekly service to Medina began October 1, four-weekly service to Luxor begins November 23, 2021, and two-weekly service to Sharm el-Sheikh will open on December 3, 2021
The routes will offer a continuous connection, through the best airport in the world, to various destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas
Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the resumption of service to Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina from 1 October 2021, with four flights per week. In addition, the airline will launch a new service to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on December 3, with two flights a week. To these new routes will be added the resumption of operations to Luxor, on November 23, with four flights a week, and also the increase in frequencies on the route to Cairo from October 1, 2021, with three more daily flights to the Egyptian capital.
The reactivation of operations to Medina and Luxor and the launch of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh will allow passengers flying to and from these locations to enjoy a seamless connection to more than 140 destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, via the best airport in the world, Hamad International Airport.
The expansion of the service in Egypt and Saudi Arabia will give football fans more travel options to watch the FIFA 2021™ Arab Cup in Qatar, enjoy the best hospitality in the country and personally follow their national team. The region’s main tournament will take place between November 30th and December 18th, 2021.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its global network, which currently has more than 140 destinations. Qatar Airways also has flexible booking policies, which offer unlimited changes to travel dates and destinations, as well as no-fee refunds for all tickets issued for travel completed before May 31, 2022.
A multi-award winner, Qatar Airways was named “Airline of the Year” at the 2021 World Airline Awards by Skytrax, the international air transport ranking organization. It was also distinguished with the awards for “Best Business Class in the World”, “Best Business Class Lounge in the World”, “Best Business Class Seat in the World”, “Best Business Class Onboard Catering in the World” and “Best Company Air from the Middle East”. The company remains isolated at the top of the industry, having won the top prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2015, 2017, 2019 and now 2021). The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was recently recognized as World’s Best Airport 2021 by Skytrax’s World Airport Awards 2021.