SOUTHERN AFRICA – Qatar Airways, in line with its steady rebuild of its Africa network, has rolled out plans to increase flight frequencies to Cape Town to five weekly flights from February 1 and Durban increasing to three weekly flights from February 14.
The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar will also increase flights to Maputo to three weekly flights from February 14.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are proud to be the leading international carrier connecting Africa with Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the US, offering more flexible travel options and a global network of flights that passengers, trade and business partners can rely on. Having launched three new destinations in Africa with Abuja, Accra and Luanda joining our network in 2020, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region by adding new routes and steadily increasing frequencies across the continent.”
“With the resumption of Alexandria and Cairo, we will operate over 100 weekly flights to and from Africa with connections via Hamad International Airport, to our global network of over 120 destinations. As global travel recovers in 2021, we look forward to further expanding our network and offering more connections to and from Africa,” added Akbar Al Baker.
“Having launched three new destinations in Africa with Abuja, Accra and Luanda joining our network in 2020, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region by adding new routes and steadily increasing frequencies across the continent”Akbar Al Baker – Group CEO, Qatar Airways
Earlier this month, the airline has resumed services to Alexandria with two weekly flights from January 25; Cairo, up to 16 weekly flights from 18 January; Casablanca, five weekly flights from January 21; Johannesburg, 18 weekly flights from January 2 and Tunis five weekly flights from January 24.
Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
Qatar Airways Group employs more than 43,000 people and the carrier has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013, the first Persian Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three airline alliances.