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Qatar Airways adds Kano and Port Harcourt in Nigeria to its network

Qatar Airways is boosting its service to Nigeria with the launch of flights to Kano and Port Harcourt in March 2022.

Expansion in Nigeria

Qatar Airways is boosting its service to Nigeria with the launch of flights to Kano on 2nd March 2022 and Port Harcourt on 3rd March 2022, both operating via the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

Starting 2nd March 2022, Qatar Airways will operate 4-weekly flights to Kano’s Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and as of 3rd March 2022, the airline will run 3-weekly flights to Port Harcourt International Airport. The Doha-Abuja and Abuja-Doha flight, which will a daily flight in March 2022, will remain the same in both the routes, but the onward flight (from Abuja) will shift between Kano and Port Harcourt.

The flight schedule of Doha-Abuja-Kano-Abuja-Doha route is:

  • Doha-Abuja
  • Departure time: 01:45
  • Arrival time: 07:20
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: QR1431
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Abuja-Kano
  • Departure time: 08:50
  • Arrival time: 09:50
  • Flight time: 1 hour
  • Flight number: QR1431
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Kano-Abuja
  • Departure time: 18:35
  • Arrival time: 19:35
  • Flight time: 1 hour
  • Flight number: QR1432
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Abuja-Doha
  • Departure time: 21:05
  • Arrival time: 05:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: QR1431
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

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The flight schedule of Doha-Abuja-Port Harcourt-Abuja-Doha route is:

  • Doha-Abuja
  • Departure time: 01:45
  • Arrival time: 07:20
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: QR1433
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Abuja-Port Harcourt
  • Departure time: 08:50
  • Arrival time: 10:00
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: QR1433
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Port Harcourt-Abuja
  • Departure time: 18:25
  • Arrival time: 19:35
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: QR1434
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Abuja-Doha
  • Departure time: 21:05
  • Arrival time: 05:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: QR1434
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Both the routes will be operated by Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. The airline currently operates twice-daily flights to Lagos and 4-flights-a-week to Abuja, which will expand to a daily service in March 2022. Kano and Port Harcourt will become the seventh and eighth new African gateways launched by Qatar Airways since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The airline was one of the few to keep operating to many African destinations throughout the pandemic and, as restrictions are lifted, is continuing to expand its network on the continent. As home to the largest economy and population in the region, we see tremendous growth potential for travel and trade in Nigeria. It is a key market and an important part of our African growth strategy; the expansion of our presence across two new gateways is a testament to our continuous commitment to Nigeria. We anticipate good reciprocal demand between Port Harcourt, UK, USA and destinations across Asia. For Kano we see the opportunity to grow traffic to and from markets such as KSA and India, as well as strong cargo prospects.

As travel restrictions ease, Qatar Airways is restoring its services to all its African destinations. When Kano and Port Harcourt flights start operating, the airline will provide 188-weekly flights to 28 destinations in Africa. Qatar Airways African customers will also benefit from generous baggage allowances, which provide for up to 46 kilograms in Economy Class split over 2 pieces and 64 kilograms split over 2 pieces in Business Class.

Meanwhile, on 17th January 2022, Qatar Airways will launch flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Featured image by Qatar Airways

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