Qatar Flights To Kenya And Rwanda: Qatar’s flag carrier has bolstered its Africa flight schedule and is now performing flights to Nairobi, Kenya, and Kigali, Rwanda. Qatar Airways will operate 14 flights a week to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
There will be three flights weekly to Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Rwanda.
According to a press release seen by Simple Flying, Qatar has built strong relations with both nations. The airline has flown to Nairobi for 15 years now. Flights to Kigali began eight years ago, starting in 2012.
On resuming flights to the African states, Qatar CEO Al-Baker said,
“Qatar Airways has been the most reliable airline during the pandemic and will continue to ensure its promised five-star service and hospitality is delivered across its network. We hope to see many people come visit Kenya and Rwanda and explore the world’s stunning wildlife and more.”
Qatar increases flight schedule
Following the resumption of weekly trips to Kenya and Rwanda, Qatar is operating flights to eight locations in Africa. The remaining six include Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and Tunis. Collectively, Qatar is performing 33 weekly flights to Africa.
The Middle Eastern airline prides itself on the fact that it continued to fly amid the pandemic. According to CEO Al-Baker,
“During the pandemic, Qatar Airways have become the largest global carrier to maintain its schedule in taking people home with the highest safety measures.”
While other airlines halted services completely, Qatar never dropped below 30 destinations. At this point, the airline has over 500 weekly flights to more than 75 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and as aforementioned, Africa.In February 2020, Qatar announced that it holds a 49% stake in the state’s flag carrier – RwandAir.
Strong relations between Qatar and Rwanda
The Qatar-Rwanda relations formally began after the signing of a diplomatic agreement in 2017. Since then, it has only gotten stronger.
Source: Qatar Airline