21 November 2022

SAUDIA Celebrates World Cup Match Day Shuttle Flights to Doha

Allowing Easy Travels for Football Fans to Attend Their Favorite Matches
JEDDAH – Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, commenced its shuttle flights to Doha on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from multiple cities in Saudi Arabia, providing easy and convenient travel services for football fans who wish to attend FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches.

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 overnight accommodations. Fans can travel lightly with a carry-on bag to ease 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 duration 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 terminals 3 and 4 at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh; the Hajj terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah; and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

Onboard the flights, guests are able to enjoy the patriotic song dedicated to the Saudi national football team, produced by the Ministry of Sport, with football-related giveaways. This comes as part of the Forward campaign to drum up support for the team in its sixth World Cup appearance.

On ground, SAUDIA’s ALFURSAN lounges will display the matches live on large screens, allowing guests to catch all the matches from inside 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 guests may check in 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 their entry into Qatar and to access all World Cup venues.

SAUDIA is taking advantage of the global sporting event to promote Saudi Arabia’s 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.