Who are these companies?
Fly Dubai, Emirates.
What is the strength of the participating companies?
There are numerous destinations and a large fleet.
With the World Cup approaching in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18, 2022, a number of Gulf airlines will play a major role in transporting fans to Qatar to watch the World Cup.
These Gulf companies own a variety of different types of modern aircraft, in addition to skilled workers.
These companies have won many international awards in the field of aviation, as they have long experience in this field, in addition to transporting millions of passengers.
For the details of the participation of Gulf companies in mass transport, the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al-Baker, confirmed during a conference on (May 26, 2022), that Gulf Airlines will cooperate with Qatar Airways, during the 2022 World Cup. , “And this is part of the transport agreement.” in the World Cup ”.
Al Baker explained that Oman Airlines will operate up to 48 flights a day, while Saudi Airlines will operate 40 flights a day, and “Fly Dubai” will transport 60 flights a day, while Kuwait Airways will arrange 16 flights for it. transported 1700 fans per day. during the World Cup.
Al Baker indicated that Etihad Airways and Air Arabia could join the cooperation agreement between Gulf airlines; To organize express transport to Qatar during the World Cup.
Qatar Airways and the Supreme Committee for Surrender and Heritage, which is responsible for hosting the World Cup in Qatar, also announced the launch of a one-day flight schedule from Gulf Cooperation Council countries to transport 18,000 fans daily to take part in World Cup Matches.
Gulf Airlines, which will take part in the transport of masses to watch the World Cup in Qatar, are among the largest companies in the Gulf region and in the world, as they have a large fleet of different types of aircraft.
Oman Air is the national airline of Oman, the Sultanate’s national carrier and one of the leading airlines in the world, and since the start of its operations in 1993 has witnessed steady growth.
Oman Air is classified as a 4-star international airline, according to a review by the international organization Skytrax, which specializes in corporate appraisals, while the Sultanate’s national carrier has achieved a 5-star rating by the same authority in health measures security audits. and precautionary measures at airports and on board aircraft.
APEX International, one of the largest and most trusted organizations in the world in assessing the experiences of international travelers, has classified Oman Air as a five-star category.
Oman Air has won numerous awards, most notably the “Best Major Airline” award for the four-star category for 2020, the five awards within the World Travel Awards and the award for the best airlines operating flights in the Middle East to same year.
Oman’s fleet consists of 40 aircraft, which are of the type “Airbus” and “Boeing”.
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudi Airlines was founded in September 1946 and received its emblem (SDI) and was affiliated with the Ministry of Defense and Aviation.
On October 28 of the same year, the first flight of Saudi International Airlines took off at Lod Airport in Palestine, to transport pilgrims through the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
Saudi Arabian Airlines, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the Kingdom’s national carrier and is headquartered in Jeddah, and is the country’s first airline.
Saudi Arabian Airlines owns 150 aircraft of the latest aircraft factory production in the world, as its fleet consists of “Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner”, “B777-268”, “B777-300ER” and “Airbus A320-200” . ‘, and “A321”, except “A330-300”.
The company has received many awards, mostly the award for “The most advanced airline in the world for 2021” within the “Skytrax” awards, which specialize in evaluating the performance and services of airlines and airports, as there are achieved a jump of 31. positions in the airline rankings during 2021, reaching 26th position.
And in February 2019, Saudi Airlines was rated as the best airline in the Middle East in the field of in-flight internet services, as part of the Middle East Flight Awards presented by HMG Aerospace, a regional company specializing in evaluation of airline services.
During 2018, Saudi Arabian Airlines won the Excellence Award as the best upgraded airline in Asia Pacific.
fly to Dubai
“Fly Dubai” or Dubai Air is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, operating in a low cost airline system, established by the Government of Dubai on March 19, 2008, and is headquartered in the same Emirates.
flydubai offers its services in more than 118 destinations and the company’s first commercial flight departed for Beirut on June 1, 2009 and opened its second destination in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on June 2, 2009.
The Emirates airline has destinations in Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
flydubai is the second largest airline in terms of passenger number, operating through Dubai International Airport and has transported 75 million passengers since its inception.
flydubai operates a single fleet of 59 next-generation Boeing 737, 34 next-generation Boeing 737-800, 22 Boeing 737 MAX and 3 Boeing MAX 9.
flydubai won two awards at the Aviation Achievement Awards for 2021, and the airline also won the award for best low-cost airline.
Kuwait Airways was established in March 1954, with a capital of 150,000 Kuwaiti dinars, and used 3-DC aircraft to fly to Basra, Beirut, Jerusalem, Damascus, and Abadan, Iran.
In 1955 the new airline was facing financial difficulties, which prompted the government to provide assistance by owning 50% of the company’s shares; As a result, the company’s capital doubled and its name was changed to Kuwait Airways.
Kuwait Airways entered the jet aviation era in 1962, when it rented the Comet 4-C, the world’s first passenger airliner. By 1964 the company had purchased its comet, its network expanded rapidly, and it began regular flights to London three times a week.
Kuwait Airways fleet of “Airbus” type consists of 31 aircraft, in addition to 10 Boeing B777 aircraft.
Kuwait Airways has also rebuilt its fleet, organizational structure and airline network to cover more than 46 cities worldwide.
The company has won many international awards, especially the award for the best services offered by airlines, at the International Flight Hospitality Services Exhibition for 2017.