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Qatar Airways to add Vegas to Middle East flights

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The first Airbus A350 for Qatar Airways sits on the tarmac during the hand over ceremony in Toulouse, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.22, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot) The first Airbus A350 for Qatar Airways sits on the tarmac during the hand over ceremony in Toulouse, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.22, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

You can add the Middle East as a flight destination from Las Vegas come next year.

Qatar Airways tapped Las Vegas as one of seven cities due to be added for service in 2017. The city joins Dublin, Ireland; Rio de Janiero; Santiago, Chile; and Canberra, Australia among the newest additions to Qatar Airways' cities.

The airline's hub is based in Qatar's capital city, Doha.

"With today's network announcement, we will be able to connect more people to more places than any other Gulf airline, and we will ensure our passengers will delight in the journey," said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Chief Executive. "At Qatar Airways, we are going places together with our passengers, and we look forward to welcoming these new destinations in 2017-18."

According to the airline, Qatar touts itself as the youngest fleet in the world with 19 years in operation.

The connection to the Middle East is the latest international destination offered through McCarran Airport. Other international cities that are connected to Las Vegas include Seoul, South Korea; London; Mexico City; Oslo; and the recently announced Beijing via Hainan Airlines.

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