Qatar Airways, flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, SAUDIA to Offer World Cup Shuttle Flights

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Qatar Airways has tied up with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air and SAUDIA to connect match ticket holders to Doha via Match Day Shuttle flights for 24-hour experiences, during the World Cup tournament period.

Football fans based in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or UAE, will soon be able to book their Match Day Shuttle flights. This service is designed with the purpose of connecting fans seamlessly to Qatar so they can attend their respective matches, before departing Doha on the same day.

Match Day Shuttle tickets will kick-off at competitive prices along with rotating frequencies from Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Muscat and Riyadh.

Passengers who book one of the Match Day Shuttle services will benefit from a smooth journey that includes dedicated on-ground transportation between the airport and stadium.

By choosing to book a Match Day Shuttle flight, fans will arrive in the morning and depart in the evening, with no hotel accommodation required. Additionally, a no check-in baggage policy will simplify an easy-in, easy-out travel itinerary for the passengers.

Qatar Airways Group CEO, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the first in the Middle East and Arab world, and we have always believed that a win for Qatar is a win for the region.”

Al Baker added: “The landscape of this tournament gives us the opportunity to spread the business with various regional airlines. Our combined bandwidth with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air and SAUDIA will create travel flexibility that will bridge cultures and give fans the chance to explore multiple places in the Middle-East.”  

Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, Director General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: “Right from the start, we have said Qatar 2022 is a FIFA World Cup for the entire region – and the announcement of the Match Day Shuttle service will make it even easier for many thousands of fans to be able to attend the first tournament in the Middle East and Arab world.”

The Match Day Shuttle service along with its many perks, will make travelling to Doha a seamless experience. The flight frequency rotations will be as follows*:

Carrier City Total flights per day Rotations
flydubai Dubai 60 30
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City 20 10
Oman Air Muscat 48 24
Saudia Riyadh and Jeddah 40 20

The new partnership between the GCC national carriers was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier today during a press conference, which was held in Doha, Qatar. H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, Mr. Ghaith Al Ghaith, Eng. Maen Mahmoud Razouqi, Mr. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, and Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy were the main attendees at the event.

About FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The tournament will be held across eight world-class stadiums which are designed to inspire the various symbols of Qatari and Arab culture. Al Bayt Stadium will host the opening game with a capacity of 60,000 seats, while Lusail Stadium is set to host the final match of the tournament, with a capacity of 80,000 seats.

The remaining stadiums will house 40,000 spectators. These include: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium, Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium.

*All Match Day Shuttle flights are subject to government approvals.

Cover Image: Qatar Airways

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