Qatar Airways adds two new UAE destinations

02 March 2014

Qatar Airways announces additional routes to Sharjah and Dubai World Central airports

Qatar Airways has added Sharjah and Dubai World Central’s Al-Maktoum International airport (DWC) to its list of routes, expanding the carrier’s international network to 136 locations.

The airline now flies to four airports in the UAE, with flights already going to Dubai International airport and Abu Dhabi International airport. The carrier will fly between Doha and Sharjah three times a day and to DWC twice a day.

The airline said both locations offered good business opportunities, and were part of its plan to increase its passenger capacity to 8 million by 2015. Sharjah, the third-largest emirate in the UAE, is the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014 and DWC is close to Jebel Ali, one of the world’s largest ports.

Qatar Airways joined the OneWorld alliance in October 2013, giving it ties to major airlines such as British Airways, Air Berlin, Cathay Pacific Airways, Royal Jordanian and Malaysia Airlines.

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