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Qatar Airways expands network with new African routes

Qatar Airways has added new flights to Zambia and Zimbabwe, taking its African network to 27 cities

Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, are the fifth and sixth destinations to join Qatar Airways’ African network since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The others are Accra, Abidjan, Abuja and Luanda.

The thrice-weekly service is being carried out on two-class A350-900 aircraft configured with 36 Q Suite business class seats and 247 economy seats, and flights will operate Doha-Lusaka-Harare-Lusaka-Doha on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. 

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Commenting on the news, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “We have ambitious plans for Africa, which is one of the fastest-growing economic regions of the world, with rising consumer demand and an abundance of natural resources. We see enormous potential in not just outbound travel from Zimbabwe and Zambia, but also inbound traffic from India, UK and the Americas.

“We look forward to strengthening trade and tourism links between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and destinations on the Qatar Airways network, and steadily growing these routes to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”

The Doha-based carrier also recently announced a strategic partnership with Rwandair, including interline agreements and reciprocal loyalty scheme benefits.

For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

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