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Qatar Airways launches new routes to UAE

By Wam

Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion plans with the launch of two new regional routes, thereby expanding its strong connections within the Middle East.  
The new routes, launched on Saturday, to Sharjah and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), will both operate daily from the airline’s hub in Doha and add to the existing Qatar Airways network of flights to Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi, doubling the total number of destinations within the UAE from two to four. There will be three flights daily to Sharjah, with two flights per day to DWC.

"We would like to thank Qatar Airways for their choice to use Sharjah International Airport as a new destination within its international network. This will add value to the travellers using the airport to reach their destinations in Europe, Asia and America. In addition, it will enhance the trade and transportation services between Sharjah and Doha," said Sheikh Khalid bin Essam Al Qassimi, Chairman of Department of Civil Aviation-Sharjah,

Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, Ali Salim Al Midfa, commented, "The launch of daily flights to Sharjah International Airport reflects the confidence of international airlines in services and facilities provided by the airport. Today we are delighted to receive the inaugural flight of Qatar Airways which will connect both Sharjah and Doha."

"As one of our closest neighbours in the Gulf, it is of key importance to offer excellent and frequent air travel connections to the U.A.E., and the location of both airports relative to our network will afford travellers an even wider variety of options when they are looking to reach their final destinations", Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker, said.

Qatar Airways currently flies a fleet of 129 aircraft to 136 business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.