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Qatar Airways expands Africa Network

Qatar Airways is increasing frequencies to multiple cities in Africa in January and February.

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Qatar airways has announced increase in frequencies to multiple cities including Cape Town, Casablanca and Johannesburg.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar plans to increase frequencies to the following destinations:

  • Alexandria (two weekly flights resumed 25th January)
  • Cairo (up to 16 weekly flights resumed 18th January)
  • Cape Town (increasing to five weekly flights from 1st February)
  • Casablanca (increased to five weekly flights from 21st January)
  • Durban (increasing to three weekly flights from 14th February)
  • Johannesburg (increased to 18 weekly flights from 26th January)
  • Maputo (increasing to three weekly flights from 14th February)
  • Tunis (increased to five weekly flights from 24th January)

“We are proud to be the leading international carrier connecting Africa with Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., 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 the Best Airport in the Middle East, 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.”

said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.

The airline continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 120 destinations with plans to increase to over 130 by the end of March 2021.

Qatar Airways has resumed flights to the UAE and Saudi Arabia after the end of the blockade. Qatar airways is also expanding network in the United States with the launch of Seattle route.

The airline has also expanded codeshare agreements with Oman Air, LATAM, Iberia and China Southern Airlines.

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