Qatar Airways launched flights to Sohar on 8 August. Flown three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flight QR 1132 departs Doha at 13:35 and arrives in Oman at 16:10. The A320-operated service, QR 1133, leaves Sohar at 17:10 and arrives in Qatar at 18:00. Among those seen cutting the ribbon in Sohar are: Sheikh Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, GM Commercial Operations, OAMC; Ali bin Fahad al-Hajri, Qatari Ambassador to Oman; and Ehab Amin, CCO Qatar Airways. Sohar becomes Qatar Airways’ third destination in Oman after Muscat and Salalah.
- Qatar Airways‘ first flight from Doha (DOH) to Sohar (OHS) landed in the Omani city on 8 August, its newest destination in the Middle East, and its third in the Sultanate of Oman. The airline first launched flights to the capital Muscat in 2000, and in 2013 Salalah was added to its Doha network. Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) CEO, Sheikh Aiman bin Ahmed Al-Hosni, said of the new service: “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. The new direct route is a prestigious addition to the operations of Sohar Airport. We will ensure that all passengers have a seamless and convenient travel experience.” The airline’s CEO 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.” The airline will operate to Sohar three times weekly flights, bringing its total capacity across Oman to 59 weekly flights. Qatar Airways currently operates five daily flights between Doha and Muscat, and three daily return flights on the Doha-Salalah route. The service will be operated by its 144-seat A320 fleet and faces no direct competition. See how Sohar Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.