Qatar Airways has announced, the resumption of the operations to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) – Nairobi, Kenya with 14 flights every week. Also, the service has been resumed to Kigali International Airport (KGL) – Kigali, Rwanda with three flights per week.
Currently, Qatar Airways fly to more them 75 destinations. In addition to these 2 cities, Qatar Airways is now operating 33 weekly flights in 8 African destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and Tunis.
Qatar Airways holds a very strong relationship with Kenya with 15 years of operations to Nairobi since 15 Nov 2005 and Rwanda with 8 years of operations to Kigali since 25 Mar 2012
Qatar Airways CEO, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said in a press release, “We are delighted to resume flights to Nairobi and Kigali, totaling our flights to 33 weekly flights into Africa with eight destinations. Qatar Airways continues to maintain an expanding schedule with now more than 500 weekly flights to over 75 destinations.”
Further Added, “ During the pandemic, Qatar Airways have become the largest global carrier to maintain its schedule in taking people home with the highest safety measures. Our wide network of flights during these challenging times has ensured we have kept up to date with the latest in international airport procedures. We also implemented the most advanced safety & hygiene measures onboard our aircraft and in our home and hub at Hamad International Airport which was recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row.”
During COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar Airways Cargo had operated, two scheduled flights weekly with A330 freighters and four times weekly with Boeing 777 freighters to Nairobi along with freight charters.
These flights provided much-required capacity, supporting exporters and importers and bringing in essential medical supplies. With the resumption of passenger flights to Nairobi, the cargo carrier will operate 20 flights in total, offering more than 700 tonnes of cargo capacity each week, each way.