During the 2018 Fifa World Cup later this year, flydubai, a low-cost airline in the United Arab Emirates and a few other Gulf carriers will expand the number of flights they provide to Qatar. Fans can now enter Qatar in the morning and leave in the evening without staying in hotels.
As part of a deal with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, and Saudia, Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar, would transport holders of Fifa World Cup match tickets to Doha for 24-hour experiences during the tournament.
Flydubai will run 60 flights daily from Dubai, while Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, and Saudi will each conduct 20, 48, and 40 flights daily, according to information provided by Qatar Airways. For details click here.
According to a statement released by Qatar Airways on Thursday, “Match Day Shuttle tickets will launch at extremely competitive prices along with rotating frequencies from Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Muscat, at and Riyadh… Qatar Airways will also be adding more Match Day Shuttle flights across the GCC in the future, as well as flying in football fans from around the world on its extensive global network.”
Fans won’t need to stay in hotels; they can fly into Qatar in the morning and leave in the evening. A no-check-in baggage policy will also make it easier for passengers to plan an easy-in, easy-out itinerary. Additionally, travelers who reserve one of the Match Day Shuttle services will be taken from the airport to the stadium.
Reason for more flights
Due to the anticipated high demand, airline prices from the UAE to Qatar have surged ahead of the Fifa World Cup, with economy class costs increasing by about 1,900.
According to airline data, the one-way economy class price increased from Dh360 in May to Dh7,110 on November 20, the day before the major event began.
“This tournament’s landscape diversified the business with numerous regional carriers. According to Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, “our combined bandwidth with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, and Saudia will enable travel flexibility that will span cultures and allow fans the ability to explore numerous areas in the Middle East.
Flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, stated that this effort will enable the airline to welcome more football fans and tourists from around the world to enjoy this region’s warm hospitality and rich culture.
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