Qatar Airways partners South Africa’s Airlink to expand in the country

SOUTH AFRICA – Middle-Eastern airline Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with South Africa’s Airlink to expand its operations in South Africa. The codeshare agreement will offer travellers more choice and improved connectivity between 45 destinations in 12 countries across southern Africa, Airlink said.  The group added that travellers will be able to purchase connecting flights on both airlines using…

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RwandAir and Qatar Airways ink a milestone codeshare agreement

RWANDA – RwandAir and Qatar Airways have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travelers more choice, enhanced service, and greater connectivity to more than 65 destinations across Africa and the rest of the world. As part of the deal, the Rwandan flag carrier will also launch new non-stop flights between their Kigali hub and Doha in December 2021. The…

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Qatar Airways debuts Harare-Lusaka route

ZIMBABWE – Qatar Airways has launched its first flight to Harare and Lusaka bringing connectivity and enhancing trade between the Southern Africa region and the Middle East The three-times a week Harare service will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class seats and 232 seats in Economy Class. Businesses and traders are…

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RwandAir and Qatar Airways sign interline agreement

RWANDA – Qatar Airways has signed a new partnership with Rwanda’s flag carrier, RwandAir via their hubs at Doha and Kigali. As a part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to the networks of both airlines. Akbar Al-Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, said, “Africa is a hugely important market for us and this…

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Qatar Airways to add Lusaka, Harare routes starting August 2021

ZAMBIA – Qatar Airways will add Zambia and Zimbabwe to its expanding list of destinations in Africa beginning early August 2021. The launch of Lusaka and Harare supports increased demand for trade between Zambia and Zimbabwe and destinations on the Qatar Airways network such as London, Frankfurt and New York and from multiple points in China. With a total of…

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Airlink, Qatar Airways, join forces to bring solar power to health facilities in Uganda

UGANDA – Airlink, Centre for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), Qatar Airways, Flexport.org, and We Care Solar have joined forces to bring reliable sources of solar power to health facilities in Uganda. We Care Solar is a non-profit organisation with the mission of saving lives in childbirth by increasing clean energy access to health centres. Since 2010, We Care Solar has been…

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Qatar Airways increases African routes, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo to join in February

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…

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Qatar Airways resumes flights to Egypt since 2017 following end of a regional crisis

EGYPT – Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Cairo with a daily service, touching down in the Egyptian capital for the first time since 2017 following the end of a regional crisis. The airline will operate daily flights to Cairo on a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain agreed to heal the rift with Qatar…

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Qatar Airways Cargo to roll out WebCargo platform in South Africa in February

SOUTH AFRICA – Qatar Airways Cargo will start providing forwarders with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo. The rollout will begin with France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, and Spain on February 7, 2021. As part of the launch, Qatar Airways Cargo will be offering the most competitive rates on WebCargo by introducing a discount scheme to forwarders, resulting…

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Rwanda drops plans to increase RwandAir fleet

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda says it is putting on hold the acquisition of new airplanes for its national carrier RwandAir mainly due to the impact of Covid-19 on business. The additional planes were to enable RwandAir serve the increasingly opened skies through the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA). Due to the pandemic, RwandAir was forced to suspend operations following…

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