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Qatar: Qatar Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to the Saudi market with the resumption of its Yanbu route. The non-stop service, featuring two weekly flights on Wednesdays and Sundays, underlines the airline’s dedication to providing regular and convenient travel options for passengers in Saudi Arabia.

In celebrating the resumption of operations, passengers on inaugural flights received special menu cards with exclusive designs, creating a distinct travel experience. The ceremonial arrival at Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport symbolized the renewed connection between Yanbu and Doha, featuring water cannons saluting Qatar Airways flight QR1216 with a warm welcome.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer stated, “We are pleased to welcome Yanbu back into our extensive network, comprised now of eight Saudi cities. This highlights our commitment to increasing travel options for passengers in the Saudi market, which remains one of the key global markets for Qatar Airways. We look forward to connecting travellers to and from Yanbu to over 170 destinations across the globe, while offering them an unrivalled travel experience onboard our state-of-the-art aircraft and through our multiple award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport.

Moreover, the new twice-weekly route to Yanbu by Qatar Airways aims to smoothly cater to both business and leisure travellers, reinforcing the airline’s commitment to connecting passengers globally. With over 120 weekly flights to eight Saudi cities, including AlUla, Dammam, Gassim, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh, and Taif, the addition of Yanbu operations strengthens the airline’s strategic position in the region.

Yanbu, on the Red Sea’s Western Coast, is a coastal gem known for history, archaeology, and serene beaches. As the “Capital of Diving,” it lures divers to explore its vibrant underwater world. This blend of history and natural beauty makes Yanbu an enticing destination for all types of travellers.

Passengers departing from Yanbu will not only experience the charm of this coastal city but also enjoy seamless connectivity to over 170 destinations worldwide. The global reach encompasses diverse regions, including China, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and the United States, offering a plethora of travel options for those embarking on journeys from Yanbu.

Qatar Airways proudly announces the availability of tickets for flights to Yanbu, accessible through the airline’s website, mobile app, and various travel agencies.

Flight schedule to Yanbu

Every Wednesday and Sunday (local time)

Doha (DOH) to Yanbu (YNB) – Flight No. QR1216: Departure 07:25; Arrival 10:15

Yanbu (YNB) to Doha (DOH) – Flight No. QR1217: Departure 11:20; Arrival 13:40