November 21 2022  |  Airlines & Airports

SAUDIA starts shuttle service to Doha for FIFA World Cup fans

By GTR Magazine Staff

With the same-day shuttle service, guests can also take advantage of having both their departure and return boarding passes issued at the same time, regardless of the length of time between the two flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, has started its shuttle service to Doha from multiple cities in Saudi Arabia, providing easy and convenient travel for fans attending FIFA World Cup 2022.

Thanks to SAUDIA’s match day shuttle service, guests can plan one-day trips from Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam to Doha without having to book a hotel room and stay overnight. Fans can travel light with a carry-on bag, which greatly simplifies the check-in process.

With the same-day shuttle service, guests can also take advantage of having both their departure and return boarding passes issued at the same time, regardless of the length of time between the two flights, simplifying the boarding process further and saving time and effort.

SAUDIA had announced earlier that the shuttle flights will fly out of T3 and T4 at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh; the Hajj terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah; and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, where guests will be greeted by dedicated staff.

As part of the "Forward" campaign, onboard the flights guests will be able to enjoy the patriotic song dedicated to the Saudi national football team and produced by the Ministry of Sport in a football-themed atmosphere with giveaways of football paraphernalia.

SAUDIA’s ALFURSAN lounges will screen the matches live on large screens in a pleasingly football-themed atmosphere, allowing guests to catch all the action in the Kingdom.

Apart from the shuttle flights, SAUDIA has six daily regular flights to Hamad International Airport in Doha, with three flying out of Riyadh and three out of Jeddah, on which travelers can check their luggage.

To be able to book and board, all guests, whether flying shuttle or scheduled, must produce their Hayya Card, which is a requirement for entry into Qatar and with which they can access all World Cup venues.

SAUDIA is taking advantage of the global sporting event to promote tourism and attract international tourists in Qatar to visit the Kingdom and experience its unmatched offering. The national airline has been holding promotions at airports worldwide to highlight the Kingdom’s historic sites, culture and heritage and the many events and activities held around the country.


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