qatar-b787-FarnboroughQatar Airways today launched its first new route of 2013 with the introduction of scheduled services to Gassim in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Doha – Gassim route becomes the carrier’s fifth gateway in the Kingdom, joining already established and popular routes of Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam. With Gassim, the number of flights to Saudi Arabia rises from 61 to 65 frequencies each week.

The award-winning Doha-based airline will operate four-flights-a-week to the central Saudi city, providing inbound travellers to the Kingdom with yet another destination to choose from, while connecting outbound travellers from Gassim will have a huge network of over 120 cities to fly to with Qatar Airways via its Doha hub.

The addition of Gassim takes the airline’s expanding global network to 123 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.