Qatar Airways launches all-first class daily service to Jeddah

The Airbus A319 aircraft is fitted with an all-premium class configuration with 40 seats

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new daily all-first class service from its hub in Doha to Jeddah to coincide with the start of Ramadan.

The additional flight starts from June 18 and will increase services to the Saudi city from double-daily to triple-daily.

The all-premium flight is the first of its kind in the Middle East and will cater to the high business demand on the route.

Qatar Airways group CEO Akbar Al Baker, said: “The demand for premium group travel continues to grow especially during the Ramadan season and therefore we have introduced this all-premium A319.”

The Airbus A319 aircraft is fitted with an all-premium class, single aisle, 2-2 seating configuration with 40 seats.

It will enable passengers to experience the total comfort of a private jet, a statement said.

The seats recline into fully-flat beds and passengers are provided amenities such as noise-cancelling headphones.

Passengers can also avail of the facilities offered at the Al Mourjan business bounge at Doha’s Hamad International Airport.

The flight QR3002 will depart Doha at 09:00hrs and arrive in Jeddah at 11:20hrs. The return service QR3003 will depart Jeddah at 12:20hrs with arrival in Doha at 14:40hrs.

The rapidly expanding Qatar Airways currently flies to 147 destinations around the world with a fleet of around 160 aircraft.

Earlier this week, on the opening day of the ongoing Paris Airshow, the airline also placed a $4.8bn order for 10 Boeing’s new 777-8Xs and four 777 freighters.