Flydubai to operate 60 flights per day for FIFA World Cup. Fans can arrive in Qatar in the morning and depart in the evening, with no hotel accommodation required.
30 May 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
The UAE’s budget airline flydubai and some other Gulf carriers will increase their flight frequencies to Qatar during the upcoming FIFA World Cup later this year.
Qatar’s national carrier Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with flydubai, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air and Saudia to carry FIFA World Cup match ticket holders to Doha for 24-hours experiences during the tournament.
The FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 18.
Airfares from the UAE to Qatar have skyrocketed ahead of the FIFA World Cup due to the strong demand expected with economy class fares jumping by nearly 1,900 per cent. One-way economy class airfare which started from as low as Dh360 in May jumped to Dh7,110 on November 20, a day ahead of the start of the mega event.
Flydubai will operate 60 flights per day from Dubai while Kuwait Airways, Oman Air and Saudi will operate 20, 48 and 40 flights per day respectively, according to data shared by Qatar Airways.
“Match Day Shuttle tickets will kick off at extremely competitive prices along with rotating frequencies from Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Muscat 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,” Qatar Airways said on Thursday.
Fans will arrive in Qatar 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. Passengers who book one of the Match Day Shuttle services will also be transported between the airport and the stadium.