Qatar Airways recently announced the launch of its daily scheduled flights between Rwanda’s capital Kigali and Qatar’s capital Doha.
With the launch of Qatar Airways flights to Kigali, the airline has further expanded its operations in Africa.
Kigali is the airline’s 17th destination in the African continent.
By adding daily flights to Kigali, Qatar Airways has significantly strengthened its East African network, with up to 42 flights every week, in destinations including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The airline is currently operating flights to several other destinations across Africa from Doha, such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Khartoum, Seychelles, Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, Benghazi, Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis and Casablanca.
Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, said that the direct air link between Doha and Kigali shows the airline’s commitment to expand its presence in Africa and East Africa in particular.
Qatar Airways will deploy an Airbus A320 aircraft configured with two classes – 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class – to operate the newly-launched flights between Doha and Kigali.