SAUDIA to operate 540 extra flights for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

In the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 taking place for the first time in the Middle East later this year, Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be introducing more than 60 exclusive tickets to support the national team and 40 daily flights for fans to conveniently attend the matches.

SAUDIA to operate 540 extra flights for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022The 60 special daily flights during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starting November 21st, will run from both Riyadh and Jeddah to Doha, and are being offered for fans who wish to have the flexibility to fly-in and fly-out the same day for matches. In addition, these flights will provide a convenient option for guests wishing to tag on a trip to explore world-class heritage experiences in Saudi Arabia.

Fans can visit Saudi Arabia to tour new and unique touristic sites, exploring an untapped destination during the football events taking place in the region. The journey between the capital cities of Riyadh and Doha is approximately one hour thirty minutes air travel time, and from Doha to the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, which features the world-renowned UNESCO world heritage site Al-Balad, is two hours and 40 minutes by flight.

During an MoU signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar on May 26, the Chief Executive Officer of SAUDIA, Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, signed the exclusive agreement to enable both carriers to partner on the exclusive flights. As of November 21, 2022, the 60 daily flights between Riyadh-Doha-Riyadh and Jeddah-Doha-Jeddah will also include on-ground transportation between the airport and stadium.

By choosing to book a Match Day Shuttle flight, fans will arrive in the morning and depart in the evening, with no hotel accommodation required. In addition, passengers will be able to simplify their travel itinerary with a no-check-in baggage policy. All the exclusive additional flights will be fully operated by wide body SAUDIA aircraft. Flight bookings can be made on: or via the app.

After studying the demand and capabilities with Qatar airways, SAUDIA flights between Riyadh, Jeddah, and Doha are likely to increase in the future. Fans interested in attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 may visit the website for the very latest tickets information.