Qatar expands Africa service to Rwanda
Qatar Airways has further expanded operations in Africa with the launch of its 17th destination on the continent with the start of daily scheduled A320 flights to Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali from late last month.
April 1, 2012
By Donald Urquhart
Qatar Airways has further expanded operations in Africa with the launch of its 17th destination on the continent with the start of daily scheduled A320 flights to Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali
from late last month.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said the new Kigali service
fitted the carrier’s focus on operating to underserved markets worldwide.
“The direct daily air link between my home city of Doha and Kigali is further testament to Qatar Airways’ commitment to expanding our presence in Africa and East Africa in particular, a dynamic region to where we already fly twice daily to both Nairobi and Dar
es Salaam, and daily to Entebbe.
“Our newest route connects the mineral rich Rwandan landscape
with the energy rich nation of Qatar, neighbouring Gulf states and cities around the world,” added Al Baker, stressing that Africa continued to be a focus of growth for Qatar Airways this year as it plans further expansion across the Continent.
In recent months, Qatar Airways launched new African services to
Benghazi in Libya and the Ugandan city of Entebbe, with a further three route start-ups planned over the next few months – Mombasa in Kenya, and both Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar in Tanzania. The addition of daily flights to the Rwandan capital Kigali takes Qatar Airways’ East African coverage, including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, up to 42 flights every week.