DOHA, Qatar, Aug 26 – Qatar Airways announced plans to increase its frequencies to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), effective Oct 26, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

From that date Qatar Airways will operate 14 flights per day to Dubai International Airport and four daily flights to Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum Airport.

This popular Gulf route is currently served by the airline 91 times a week, and will be increased to 98 flights a week, Qatar Airways said in a statement.

The 14 daily flights will depart Doha on the hour and from Dubai International on the half- hour, it added.

Apart from Dubai, Qatar Airways also currently operates three flights a day to Sharjah, in the UAE and six daily flights to Abu Dhabi, UAE’S capital.

Qatar Airways group CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said that the airlines was dedicated to increasing its presence in key markets, like the UAE and adding capacity on one of its most popular routes, like Dubai.

“As one of our closest neighbours in the Gulf, it is of key importance to offer excellent and frequent air travel connections to the UAE, and the increase in capacity will offer our passengers an even wider variety of options, when they are looking to reach their final destinations,” he added.

Qatar Airways operates one of the largest global networks and as such, presents a unique advantage for passengers seeking to reach Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and the North and South American markets, with its seamless connections via Doha, Qatar’s capital.

The airline has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where, today, it is flying a modern fleet of 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across the globe.– NNN-QNA