Qatar Airways is expanding its wings into parts of Africa that have been under-serviced. This year the airline plans to introduce two new routes into Africa – Accra, Ghana and Luanda in Angola.
Qatar Airways has grown into a huge force around the world flying to 177 destinations across the world.Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
In a press statement Qatar Airways says it will fly four-times weekly to the capital and largest city of Angola begining 14 October 2020. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class will ply the route.
The airline will also begin a daily flight to Accra, Ghana beginning in 15 April 2020. It has also added more destinations across the world including Kazakhstan, Philippines, Turkey, Cambodia and France.
Recently a delegation was in Harare to explore the viability of the route. Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) director airport services Mr Tawanda Gusha confirmed that the executive arrived in the country on 8th January and left the following day.
Nothing has yet been finalized reagrding Zimbabwe but hopes are high that the Airline’s CEO Akbar Al Baker will announce Zimbabwe as another route starting 4th quarter of 2020.
Zimbabwe has taken delivery of a aircraft from Malaysia which is expected to ply some long-haul routes probably London or Beijing. The introduction of flights from Qatar would boost the country’s ailing tourism industry which is in great need of high-spending tourists.