MIAMI – Qatar Airways (QR) has connected more networks in Africa, rebuilding its reach to 23 destinations and offering more than 100 weekly flights. 

Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group His Excellency Mr. 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.”

Al Baker noted that by launching three new destinations in Africa with Abuja, Accra, and Luanda joining QR’s network last year, “we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region by adding new routes and steadily increased frequencies across the continent.”

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Network Expansions

With the resumption of Alexandria and Cairo, QR will operate over 100 weekly flights to/from Africa with connections via Hamad International Airport to the carrier’s 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 the CEO.

The rebuilding of Qatar Airways’ Africa network includes plans to increase frequencies to the following destinations:

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

According to Gulf Times, the national carrier of the State of Qatar will continue to rebuild its network. This currently stands at over 120 destinations with plans to increase to over 130 by the end of March 2021.

Qatar Airways became the largest international carrier during the early stages of the pandemic. As such, the airline has guaranteed its health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards.

Featured image: Francesco Cecchetti/Airways